MPG Consulting Presents: Culturally and Racially Attuned CEU Credits For Individuals and Organizations
Course Title: Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Social Work Practice
Subject/Topic: Motivational Interviewing in social work practice: knowledge and skills and clinical Interventions
Name and Qualifications of the Presenter:
Mary Armour, LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker in New York, who has worked in various social work, mental health and higher education institutions as direct practitioner, clinical supervisor and program/clinic supervisor. Ms. Armour is certified in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, the supervision of the therapeutic process and in analytic group therapy. She maintains an agency supervisory program position with supervision of social workers in Brooklyn & Staten Island and a private practice of psychotherapy and clinical supervision for social workers in Manhattan and Long Island.
Throughout her social work career Ms. Armour has also taught supervision courses and workshops for social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists (MFTs), educators and others on the multiple topics in the professionalâ€™s work. She has consulted on program & professional development for a large social service agency including supervision of motivational interviewing of staff and collaborative documentation with clients. She is a supervision, didactic and experiential analytic group instructor. She has also consulted on the development, writing & images for non-profit annual reports.
Ms. Armourâ€™s work includes a background, competency and sensitivity to a range of cultural and socio-economic issues as well as experience with specific challenges encountered by a variety of mental health and medical populations. A humanistic recovery model is used with brief definitions and histories of structural racism in the United States and international advocacy for previously oppressed & currently oppressed groups will be included. Ground rules for a safe professional environment will be created and the students will be encouraged to provide their own disguised examples when race, class, age, gender and/or sexual orientation presented challenges for them in their daily work and their career development.