Motivational Interviewing

FREE Seminar for Beginning and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register for the Free Seminar

Monday, November 4, 2019

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 CEU Credit Hours

This seminar will provide social workers with practical knowledge and skills. The seminar will focus on specific clinical skills based on the Motivational Interviewing Model. Interviewing strategies that avoid confrontation will be highlighted as well. The interventions will take into account patient’s resistance to change and ambivalence. Clinicians will learn how to assist their clients as they explore the pros and cons of making changes in their lives.


  • Identify five common personality traits of clients with substance use disorders.  
  • Recall five critical questions to use during the psychosocial assessment to identify substance abuse.  
  • Name four types of patients (depressed, anxious, bipolar, schizophrenic) and their drug of choice.  
  • Describe two models of treatment that are effective and empirically validated.  

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m. Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program and teaches at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor for more than 30 years. He has presented over 275 seminars on mental health topics, including Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, and Psychotherapy Models. Also, Dr. Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual,” “Co-occurring Disorders Manual,” and “Shame Affect: Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.”

This seminar is for two (2) clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information: Please contact for information about continuing education credits for social workers. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, please contact RoseMary Klie at 201.225.7674.

Sponsored by The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation.


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