Motivational Interviewing in Multi-Cultural Settings


Motivational Interviewing in Multi-Cultural Settings: This session will provide a brief review of the basics of motivational interviewing. Then it will explore how to incorporate cultural characteristics into the delivery of Motivational Interviewing and identify specific ways to adapt Motivational Interviewing delivery to address the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a counseling psychologist who serves as faculty at Virginia Union University and as a practitioner in private practice. She obtained both her Master’s and PhD degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Brown’s work focuses on education and consultation in a variety of areas: faith and mental health; trauma and generational trauma; and racism and racial equity. In addition to her professional activities, Dr. Brown is engaged at the community level. She is the Varina District representative for the Henrico County Board of Mental Health and Developmental Services, and a region representative for the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards. She is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for VIPCare, a nonprofit organization focused on providing faith-based counseling services in the Richmond community. Dr. Brown enjoys providing consultation to large and small organizations on a variety of mental health topics.

This session will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:00am Central. 

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