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Motivational Interviewing Skills for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

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March 26, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Motivational interviewing is a compassionate and accepting person centered technique to help motivate the client to recognize change in his or her life.  It is a valuable skill for anyone helping a survivor of sexual assault work through the trauma caused by the assault.

Through this training, advocates will:  

1.) Learn the basic concept and skills involved in motivational interviewing

2.) Learn how to apply these techniques to helping survivors of sexual assault

3.) Be encouraged to apply these techniques to interactions with the survivors they assist.

Presenter

Brian E. Guerre, MSW, LSW, Director of PREA and Mental Health Services

Brian Guerre is the Director of PREA & Mental Health Services with the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  Originally from Portage, IN Brian graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN n 1995 with a BA in International Studies. Brian went on to attend the IU School of Social Work where he graduated in 2011 with his MSW.  Just prior to coming to work for INCASA, Brian worked for 12 years as an adult probation officer with the Porter County Adult Probation Department where he did a lot of work with DV cases as well as sex offenders.  Before that, he worked for the Cass County Council for Mentally Retarded Citizens as a case manager and with Porter Starke Counseling Centers in Valparaiso as a case manager.  After receiving his MSW, he worked part time as a Mental Health Professional at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, and  as a therapist at Choices Counseling Services in Valparaiso.  Brian also worked in radio for 15 years.

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