OPAGS Workshop: Motivational Interviewing

Wednesday, December 10 | 1 -4 p.m.
Wright State University, 9 Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402
Speaker: Jeffery Cigrang, PhD
$10 OPAGS members | $25 nonmembers (includes OPAGS membership)
Light refreshments provided

Registration is now closed.


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a directive, patient-centered counseling style that elicits behavior change by helping patients explore and resolve normal ambivalence.  The heart of MI is the healthcare provider’s skillful use of empathetic listening.  The aims of this workshop are to

  1. Introduce the participant to the basic principles of MI through use of interactive lecture, PowerPoint, and video vignettes
  2. Provide highlights of the research evidence in support of MI’s effectiveness, and
  3. Engage the participant in several practice MI exercises.  The end goal is to have given the participant a good starting point for developing skill and experience with an MI style for their own clinical practice
About the Speaker

Jeffery Cigrang, PhD earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  He is board-certified in Clinical Health Psychology and a Fellow in the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  Dr. Cigrang joined the SOPP faculty as an Associate Professor in 2014 after a distinguished 24-year career as a clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force.  His clinical and research interests are in the areas of military psychology (treatment of deployment-related PTSD, effects of military lifestyle on individual and relationship functioning), primary care integration (adaptation of evidenced based psychological treatments for primary care), and health psychology (tobacco cessation, motivational interviewing, community health intervention).  Dr. Cigrang has published extensively in a variety of peer reviewed journals and has received funding from the Department of Defense for completed and ongoing research projects.  He is a member of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).



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