Niznik Behavioral Health understands the necessity for greater access to comprehensive behavioral health services. By providing Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) specific to social workers, our goal is to equip others serving populations affected by addiction with the tools necessary to help clients overcome substance abuse disorders. Currently, Niznik Behavioral Health offers CEU’s in Motivational interviewing.
As a therapeutic approach, emphasizing the development of self-efficacy and reinforcing positive change, Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a valuable tool in countering harmful thought patterns and behaviors related to drug and alcohol addiction. This practice reduces resistance, facilitates self-disclosure and strengthens client-therapist rapport, allowing one to better address the underlying mental and emotional aspects of substance abuse.
The hands-on, experiential, four-hour introductory Motivational Interviewing training give participants an understanding of the theory and application of this evidence-based treatment. Dr. Engle’s interactive presentation style keeps participants engaged while providing a thorough explanation of this person-centered approach. Participants also begin practicing and learn how to assess their own skills for their continued development.
This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for four continuing education contact hours. This program is certified under the Florida Certification Board.
Dr. Brett Engle is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PhD in Social Welfare. He received an National Institute of Health grant to complete his dissertation on commitment language among adolescents in group treatment. Dr. Engle has published a dozen articles and book chapters on the subject of Motivational Interviewing, has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2007 and was trained by Bill Miller. He has presented keynote, grand rounds, and other major talks nationally and internationally and conducted dozens of trainings for mental and other healthcare professionals.
Currently, Brett Engle is the Clinical Director of the Harbor Village residential treatment program. He is also been a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University for the last nine years, where he has trained nearly one thousand medical students and dozens of faculty and staff members. Brett was also an Associate Professor at the Barry University School of Social Work for 10 years prior to coming to Harbor Village.