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Webinar: Motivational interviewing: African American males

This webinar will discuss cultural considerations for using motivational interviewing as a clinical tool with African American men who use substances. Special attention will be given to the impact of generational trauma and how they impacts substance use behaviors, engagement in the clinical relationship, and responses to clinical interventions. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how motivational interviewing can be used as a framework for addressing substance use concerns
  • Understand how generational trauma can impact/exacerbate substance use
  • Define how issues of generational trauma/cultural mistrust interrupt stages/processes in this model (ex: impact of nondirective style, the importance of trust in relationships, special considerations for the planning process)
  • Improve skills and strategies for executing culturally competent MI

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist in Richmond, VA. Her research and clinical work focuses on how African Americans understand their mental health symptoms, especially through the lens of faith beliefs. Dr. Brown specializes in helping clients understand how personal and historical trauma impacts their current functioning.


Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am