Motivational Interviewing I and II @ One Center for Leadership
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

**You will only need to register once to attend both days.

Must attend both days – MI I on Wednesday, May 24 and MI II on Thursday, May 25 

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Who should attend: Open.

About the training: Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engaging people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking, and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises.

Cost – This is a free training.

Location: One Center for Leadership

Education credits – 12.0 total
OCSWMFTB – counselors, social workers.
Chemical Dependency Professional Board – CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC

COVID-19 Protocols:  Please visit the Training Center to view the current protocols in place as StarkMHAR adapts safety measures as needed to be in alignment with the CDC and Governor DeWine’s recommendations.

StarkMHAR Board Meeting – Conference call @ TEAMS Conference Call
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Dial the following phone number: 1-513-395-0022

Conference ID: 985 479 492#

StarkMHAR offices closed – Memorial Day
May 29 all-day
CIT Dispatcher Training @ Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Who should attend: Emergency Service Dispatchers currently working with any Stark County local law enforcement agency

About this event: Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery supports the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training of law enforcement professionals in our community. Crucial to reducing violence and ensuring successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations, dispatchers are trained in proven and effective communication techniques.

The CIT model was first developed and implemented in 1988 by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department. The Team was developed to address the special challenges to law enforcement posed by persons with mental illness and to better serve the community.

Emergency dispatchers are a critical link in the CIT program and may include call-takers, dispatchers and 911 operators.  The success of CIT depends on their familiarity with the CIT program, knowledge of how to recognize a CIT call involving a behavioral crisis event, ability to solicit information that will help the community member and the responding CIT Officer, and appropriate dispatch of CIT Officers.

Location – StarkMHAR
Cost – This is a free training.
Continuing Education Units – Not Applicable.
Registration – Limited space.  Register by May 24, 2023

PartnerSolutions Steering Committee @ Conf line: 513-395-0022,,919231665# ID#: 121 957 546#
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

To join call:  Phone #: +1 513-395-0022    Conf. ID#: 366 867 781#

Team A members are expected to be present at the February and August meetings while Team B members are expected to be present at the May and November meetings. Committee members are welcome and encourage to attend all Steering Committee meetings.

PartnerSolutions – Steering Committee Teams
Team A   (February and August) Team B  (May and November)
Ashland Ashtabula
Ashtabula Belmont/Harrison/Monroe
Columbiana Delaware/Morrow
Hancock Jefferson
Mahoning Trumbull
Portage Union
Stark Wayne/Holmes
Ethic’s for Ohio’s Prevention Professionals @ Virtual via Zoom
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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Who should attend: Ohio Prevention Professionals

Description: The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board has a Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals as well as a Prevention Scope of Practice, which are different than other disciplines. This training will review, discuss, and apply the requirements in order to ensure prevention practitioners are operating within the guidelines.

At the conclusion of this training, attendees will:

  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Review the Ohio Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice for Prevention Professionals
  • Answer ethical quandaries and conundrums

Presenter: Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS
Cost:  Free
Virtual via Zoom

Education Credits:  3 CEUs
Registration Closes:  May 30, 2023

Program & Evaluation Committee Meeting @ Conference line number: 513-395-0022 Conf. ID#: 946 496 169#
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Conference line number: 513-395-0022

Conference ID#: 946 496 169#

Drug Free Stark County @ StarkMHAR
Jun 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Rescheduled: Finance Committee Meeting @ TEAMS Conference Call
Jun 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Conference Line: +1 513-395-0022

Conference ID: 538 855 18#

This meeting was reschedule from the original date of Thursday, June 15, 2023.  Thank you.

Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm