People have the right to participate in their own lives to the extent they can, and this applies to people with mental illnesses and other vulnerable populations. In this presentation, Dr. Linhorst defines empowerment, lays out the conditions and circumstances under which empowerment is likely to take place, and provides concrete examples of applying the principles of empowerment.
Presenter: Donald M. Linhorst, PhD Donald M. Linhorst, PhD, MSW is a Professor of Social Work and the Director of the School of Social Work at St. Louis University, and is the author of the book Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
Motivational Interviewing is a tool for use in helping people resolve their ambivalence, or internal conflict, about changing their behavior. This training covers what MI is, why you hear people talking about the Spirit of MI and why that that is so important. You will learn how MI works and why, and be given resources for further learning or finding information, and for comparing MI with other approaches.