Webinar – Motivational Interviewing with Youth in the VR Setting

3 People playing out a scene and discussing youth engagement

This webinar provided an overview of adolescent development and the match between adolescent needs and motivational interviewing techniques. An overview was provided of Miller and Rollnick’s MI process and accompanying techniques, including the OARS communication skills, the EPE method, strategies for developing discrepancy and agenda-setting, and how to roll with resistance. Throughout the webinar, tips were provided for adapting traditional MI skills to meet the unique needs of adolescence. Additionally, this webinar highlighted VR themes that lend themselves well to the MI approach and a crosswalk between the traditional VR approach and the MI model.

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Presenter: Adene Karhan, LCSW