Join us for this workshop that will benefit the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) Scholarship Fund:

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Skills for therapeutic practice

Presented by Kayle Evans, LMSW, LCDC, ADS

Friday, April 29, 9 am to 12pm

School of Social Work, Room 1.214

Fee: $65 ($80 if registering after April 22)

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3 CEUs/3.0 contact hours | Social Work, LPC, LMFT


Kayle Evans
Kayle Evans

Motivational Interviewing is a practical approach to addressing client ambivalence to change. This interactive workshop will introduce the spirit and practice of Motivational Interviewing, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and practice eight  strategies for addressing client resistance and ambivalence. Participants will gain an improved understanding of how client resistance can be better defined as therapist opportunity.

Kayle Evans, LMSW, LCDC, ADS is currently program director and therapist at Sage Recovery and Wellness Center in Austin. She earned her master of social work from The University of Texas at Austin, and currently serves on Austin’s Social Work Alumni Network Board. Evans received training in Motivational Interviewing by William Miller, Stephen Rollnick, and Theresa Moyer, founders of this approach. She continued her field work in a hospital trauma unit where she conducted brief Motivational Interviewing sessions with patients admitted due to alcohol and drug related trauma. As a clinician for Sage Recovery & Wellness Center, Evans assisted in developing the program to ensure that the center’s program uses evidence-based approaches. She incorporates her Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills in counseling to help educate and motivate clients toward positive change.

SWAN’s Austin Chapter established its Scholarship Fund in 2004. The fund is sustained by member contributions and revenues from SWAN-sponsored events like this workshop. Each year, SWAN awards scholarships to selected students on the basis of academic achievement and potential for future contributions to the profession of social work. See recent awardees.