Training

Arkansas Counseling & Wellness Services is an approved provider (ACEP #7353) and can offer continuing education credit to counselors. If you want to learn more about our current schedule of continuing education, check our calendar for additional information. Feel free to call our team Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 2:00pm with questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Motivational Interviewing Coaching

As a dedicated professional, you offer a unique blend of motivational interviewing coaching and coding expertise, embodying a diverse skill set that empowers individuals to achieve their goals while navigating the intricate world of technology. With a passion for helping others unlock their potential, you employ motivational interviewing techniques to inspire and guide clients towards positive behavioral changes, fostering self-discovery and resilience along the way. Simultaneously, your proficiency in coding equips you to tackle complex technical challenges, providing invaluable insights and practical solutions to enhance efficiency and innovation. Your holistic approach not only cultivates personal growth but also cultivates a deeper understanding of the intersection between motivation and technology, ultimately paving the way for lasting success in both realms.

Dr. Kristy Burton is completing training to become a MI Coach. If you are interested in coaching and/or coding, email kristy@arcounselingandwellness.com

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Training Informed Care: Ethical Practice

 

3 CEs

Virtual

Friday, May 24, 2024

This comprehensive training program, titled “Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Practice,” is designed to equip healthcare and social service professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide compassionate and ethical care to individuals who have experienced trauma. Participants will learn the principles of trauma-informed care, ethical considerations in trauma-sensitive practice, and strategies for creating a safe and supportive environment for clients.

 

Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical scenarios, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of trauma’s impact and the importance of ethical decision-making in promoting healing and resilience. This training is essential for professionals committed to delivering trauma-informed services with integrity and empathy.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course is approved by NBCC for 3 continuing education hours in ethics.

Date and time

Friday, May 24, 2024; 9:00 am to Noon.

 

Cost: $30

 

Location

A Google Meet link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.

Basic Motivational Interviewing

 

6 CEs

In Person – Rogers

Friday, May 31, 2024

This course will be presented by Kristy Burton, PhD, LPC-S, AADC, MAC, CS, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders. We will be reviewing information from the new Motivational Interviewing 4th edition text.

Objectives:

  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • The basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarizing)
  • The five stages of change and the characteristics that define each
  • The four types of resistance you may encounter (reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization) and how to roll with resistance
  • Techniques to balance advocacy and inquiry in conversations that can lead to behavioral health change
  • The ways in which Motivational Interviewing can positively impact client wellness

Event Details: The event will be offered in person. You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post-event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course is approved by NBCC for 6 continuing education hours in ethics.

Date and time

Friday, May 24, 2024; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Central.

 

Cost: $100

 

Location

Fresh Roots Counseling

3901 W. Financial Pkwy, Rogers, AR 72756

Basic Motivational Interviewing

 

6 CEs

Virtual

New Date

Friday June 14, 2024

This course will be presented by Kristy Burton, PhD, LPC-S, AADC, MAC, CS, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders. We will be reviewing information from the new Motivational Interviewing 4th edition text.

Objectives:

  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • The basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarizing)
  • The five stages of change and the characteristics that define each
  • The four types of resistance you may encounter (reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization) and how to roll with resistance
  • Techniques to balance advocacy and inquiry in conversations that can lead to behavioral health change
  • The ways in which Motivational Interviewing can positively impact client wellness

Event Details: The event will be offered via video conferencing. You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post-event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course is approved by NBCC for 6 continuing education hours.

Date and Time

Friday, June 14, 2024, 9-4 Central.

 

Cost: $100

 

Location

A Google Meet link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.