Fall Program

Each fall the WMCA partners with a local university to provide a day of training for counselors. This f all, we enjoyed two sessions on Growth Mindset and Motivational Interviewing. We hope to see you again next year!


Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Davenport University


Breakfast and Lunch will be included, thanks to the generosity of Forest View Hospital and Davenport University!


The event is free for current members of WMCA. Complete our application today or bring the application and payment with you to the event!

Presentation 1

Speaker: Becky Telzerow

Topic: Growth Mindset 2-Moving from Buzz Word to Behavior Change: How Does Neuroplasticity Impact Mistakes, Motivation and Movement

Presentation 2

Speakers: Shawn Bultsma, Lynda Ruple, and Danielle Beller
Topic: Motivational Interviewing for Change

Motivational interviewing offers a collaborative process of using authenticity and rapport to identify, examine, and resolve ambivalence about changing behavior.  This session will offer an opportunity to learn or better understand the process and goals of motivational interviewing.  Participants will be asked to think about how they might apply motivational interviewing to their own practice.  The presentation will include interactive elements as participants use group learning to try out motivational interviewing skills and consider how they might apply to a variety of counseling scenarios.

See the resources section for past training materials.