Creating a Climate for Conversations that Transform: Motivational Interviewing Training for Leaders of Faith-Based Organizations in African American Communities
Greetings Leaders of Faith Communities,
Leaders of faith-based organizations (FBO) are often the first point of contact when someone seeks support during difficult times. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a conversational style that helps strengthen a person’s motivation to change. MI can help leaders in FBO increase their comfort and feelings of being equipped to address challenges that occur while supporting others’ efforts to move toward goals. We are interested in examining the benefits of MI training and how different training approaches to MI training impact effectiveness.
This training specifically focuses on leaders in FBO in African American communities. Individuals who are eligible to participate include pastors, deacons, student ministers, church counselors, congregational care coordinators and other lay leadership (e.g., youth group leaders) who are 18 years of age or older.
Participation involves receiving two free days of intensive training with Rev. Valerie Sanders, D.MIN. and members of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
To learn more about participating in this study, please click the link below that will direct you to an informed consent, which goes into greater detail about the study. This study is being conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Board of Emory University.
Please feel free to forward this invitation on to others who may be eligible and interested. Thank you in advance for your assistance! We are deeply appreciative.
Study Link (please click below or copy and paste it into your browser)