The speaker for our November General Meeting is Brianne Baker, LMFT, Adult Outpatient Manager at El Camino Hospital’s new Scrivner Center. She will tell us about Motivational Interviewing, discussing how this approach is used to engage people in making behavior changes that support health and wellness.
Motivational Interviewing was created by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick in 1991 as a “way of being with a client, not just a set of techniques for doing counseling.” The practice was originally developed to support those suffering from addiction; however, in recent years it has been a core, evidence-based practice being utilized with many populations. Not only does it provide a kind and strength-based way to communicate, but it elicits each person’s individual path to change.
Ms. Baker is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a BA in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an MA in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. For the past 18 years she has been serving her community and providing mental health and addiction services.
Join us at 7 P.M. in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (basement of main building). At 7:15 there will be announcements followed by our speaker from 7:30–8:30.
Good Samaritan is located at: 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 95124