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The communication Solution is all about changing the way we see communication. We teach and train evidence based communication skills that increase engagement, decrease resistance and move conversations forward in a productive manner. Creating values based conversations to align behavior with values, which is often referenced as Motivational Interviewing, a behavior change communication method. We discuss using these skills in behavior change conversations, as well as in everyday life. Who doesn't want someone to walk away from a conversation with them feeling heard and understood? Listen up, you might fall in love with this process just like we all have!

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The communication Solution is all about changing the way we see communication. We teach and train evidence based communication skills that increase engagement, decrease resistance and move conversations forward in a productive manner. Creating values based conversations to align behavior with values, which is often referenced as Motivational Interviewing, a behavior change communication method. We discuss using these skills in behavior change conversations, as well as in everyday life. Who doesn't want someone to walk away from a conversation with them feeling heard and understood? Listen up, you might fall in love with this process just like we all have!

    Motivational Interviewing and culture and self disclosure

    Motivational Interviewing and culture and self disclosure

    In this podcast we have 2 guests join us to ask their questions about infusing Motivational Interviewing and self disclosure. Guests Diana and Michelle join us from Canada as we navigate culture norms, Motivational Interviewing and the impact of self disclosure.







    Diana and Michelle are from our public Facebook group “Motivational Interviewing Everyday” where we share tips, create discussions and talk about Motivational Interviewing in the real world.







    In this Podcast we discuss:







    How self disclosure impacts communication from a Motivational Interviewing lensCultural normsRelating and self disclosureAnd so much more!















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    Motivational Interviewing and Group Communication

    Motivational Interviewing and Group Communication

    Question from one of you! Motivational Interviewing and Group communication















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    Wow this podcast is full of great information about using Motivational Interviewing with groups or in a group setting. This question came from one of you, our listeners! Kati works in a school setting and was curious how Motivational Interviewing could be used in groups.







    In this Podcast we discuss:







    How to use Motivational Interviewing in groupsTips: don't fall into the expert trap, get engagement first, EPE (Elicit, Provide, Elicit)The spirit of Motivational Interviewing and whats your intentionRefocusing groupsAnd so much more!







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    [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC, we love to talk communication. We love to talk motivational interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals organizations and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson on the line, John Gilbert, and I'm Tammy.







    Welcome to the conversation.







    John Gilbert: Hello everyone. And welcome to another conversation with us here at the communication solution. You know, each one of us from our intro and we today have a really interesting topic that is going to come from a listener that we really appreciate Katie.







     If you wouldn't mind, Tammy just orienting us to what Katie had asked us, and then we can go from there with what, to a respond to.







    Tami Calais: Yes. Sounds good. So Katie actually wrote [00:01:00] in the question she was asking about, can you use Motivational Interviewing as a tool for group communication?







    She said that her background is in behavior interventions in a public school setting, and she would often end up working with students in small groups. She's done some reading on synergistic change, talk in a group setting, but I'd love to know if IFIOC has any more information on it. So that is our conversation today, Motivational Interviewing in group settings.







    Casey Jackson: So I can tell you for me, this is a question that has kind of percolated at times from the beginning. Ever since I started training it, not a common question, but it, it will surface fairly often. And kind of the two names the forefront of Motivational Interviewing and groups is Chris Wagner and Karen Ingersoll who wrote a book on Motivational Interviewing and groups.







    And John was talking about, there's a coding tool that [00:02:00] Johnny can reference as well to talk about a bit too, but prior to even knowing the things that had been written about Motivational Interviewing in groups is I was thinking about how, how I was using motivational interviewing in group therapy sessions in family therapy.







     What I realized in explaining to people is that first of all, you need to really be pretty skilled at Motivational Interviewing individually, because there is a complete different level of complexity that I found in using it in a group setting. The way I started to look at this was like, I remember getting called in asking to work with this group of Youth that were justice involved.







    And they said, we know we wanted to learn how to use Motivational Interviewing can use Motivational Interviewing with these guys in the group and all these concepts. And so what I was talking to them about is the way that I think of a way to look at Motivational Interviewing, in groups is if you treat the group as a brain with all these little brain cells in it, and there's going to be ambivalence inside that brain.

    Infusing Motivational Interviewing into Healthcare systems with guest Dr. Amy Burns

    Infusing Motivational Interviewing into Healthcare systems with guest Dr. Amy Burns

    Motivational Interviewing and Healthcare with Amy Burns







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    Wow this podcast is full of great information about operationalizing Motivational Interviewing in a healthcare setting. Whether you work in healthcare, are in leadership in the Healthcare industry or just love Motivational Interviewing, you will love this podcast! Guest Amy shares all about her experience helping her organization and culture shift to Motivational Interviewing.







    In this Podcast we discuss:







    Operationalizing Motivational InterviewingChanging CultureFidelity of Motivational InterviewingChampions of change and Motivational InterviewingCoding training (Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment-MICA)Train the trainer programAnd so much more!







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    [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC, we love to talk communication. We love to talk motivational interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson. John Gilbert and I'm Tammy.







    Welcome to the conversation.







    John Gilbert: Welcome back everyone. We are back here for another podcast. Then we have another very special guest. That's also a director here, uh, and in my eyes quite a big wig. Her name is Dr. Amy Burns. And Amy, if you wouldn't mind for getting us started, just give us a little bit of sense of your role and anything else you'd like to share of course, but particularly your role.







    And then [00:01:00] from there, we can get into how you've applied, Motivational Interviewing, your thoughts on it and how you've applied it in your world.







    Amy Burns: Yeah, sure. Well, first off, I'm really, um, happy to be here this morning, talking about one of my favorite topics It's very exciting, with the "MI" Motivational Interviewing guys. Um, so, um, I am an associate program director for a psychiatry residency in Spokane Washington.







    And, um, I, and my other role that I kind of created for myself, because I felt like it was important and is as the lead for motivational interviewing training for graduate medical education for all of the residency's Spokane wide. Um, yeah, so, the basically, I first got into motivational interviewing, um, teaching Medical students that were, on a [00:02:00] psych clerkship.







    And, then it kind of grew from there. In part, because of all the training that I got at IFIOC, that kind of helped me give me the confidence to be able to, to expand what I learned and teach it to other physicians.







    Casey Jackson: Well, and I've got to dive in because just give Tammy and John context as well too, when Amy and I connected, I mean, there was multiple things that, that kind of grew from that one was just fascinating.







    Because I'd done training for physicians before. And it really was a lot of looking at it at the time, actually looking at pagers and, and waiting to get out of the training and being respectful. But Amy was just questions, questions, questions, questions, questions, because she had such a phenomenal foundation of motivational interviewing.







    And since we were teaching at less from kind of the acronym side and more of the fidelity. Kind of measurement side. It just, it was just like this kind of perfect meeting of the minds. And, [00:03:00] and for me, the thing that just was, just overwhelming was when, um, she had reached out and wanted to look at training, having actually having her instructors, physician instructors go through Motivational Inter...

    Insecurity and building confidence with guest Matthias

    Insecurity and building confidence with guest Matthias

    Insecurity and building Confidence with guest Matthias J. Barker.







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    Join us as we really plunge into a deep discussion about insecurity and building confidence! Guest Matthias J. Barker joins us sharing his expertise in trauma. This rich conversation is well worth a listen as our conversation navigates the challenges with insecurity as well as how can we restore confidence?







    In this podcast we discuss:







    Labels and false summitsAnxietyFight or FlightValuesBlameDepressionShame, guilt and personal responsibilityControl







    About our guest:







     Matthias Barker has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has been formally trained for treating complex trauma, anxiety, and marital issues. He treats a large variety of mental disorders and difficult life circumstances in his clinical practice based in Spokane, Washington. Matthias is the author of two e-books, On Grief and On Avoiding Burnout. In addition, he has released three public workshops focusing on Anxiety, Trauma, and a Couples Workshop.







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    Tami: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC, we love to talk communication. We love to talk motivational interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve today. We’ve got Casey Jackson on the line.







    John Gilbert and I’m Tammy. Welcome to the conversation.







    John Gilbert: Hello. Again, everyone. We have yet another guest on our IFIOC podcast today. This is a wonderful human being that I’ve just met. And I’m really looking forward to this conversation because he has some particular questions in mind. Um, his name is Mathias Barker and he will share his contact info and he is quite the.







    Instagrammer, among many other things out there with his own podcasts that Casey was on. And so, [00:01:00] we will make sure you get some sort of direction or link to that in our notes. We just want to, as you said, play around with some thoughts today, uh, particularly with your expertise in, trauma and some different projects you’re working on.







    So first I just want to say welcome. And, uh, what would you like to talk about today?







    Matthias Barker: Thank you. It’s an honor to be here. Yeah, I, I encounter Casey at one of his workshops back when I was in my masters program. And so I’ve kind of been, um, continually gleaning wisdom from afar. And so anytime I get to be in a room with Casey, I just, I just try to get him talking and steal all the secrets.







    So that’s all I’ve tried to do, but I’m happy to be here. It’s a generous, yeah. Title of the. Trauma expert title. I, I think I’m learning just the same as everyone else. It’s uh, most of my clientele is in complex trauma and in working particularly with sexual trauma, that’s where I’ve done most of my training.







    Insecurity and trauma







    And so that’s where a lot of. Um, yeah, a lot of my reading, a lot of my supervision, a lot of my mentorship has been in that [00:02:00] world. So yeah. It’s, it’s an honor to get to hang out. Yeah. I, you know, right before we started recording, I just kinda threw out the idea. I’m like, you know, it would be interesting to discuss, cause I have some thoughts front of mind, but I’d love to get both of your views on it is, is just the dynamic of insecurity as it relates to trauma.







    And, um, you know, so I’m on social media. I, I make a lot of like Instagram and Tik TOK videos. I have a popular podcast.

    Compassion Fatigue and Motivational Interviewing with guest Sarah

    Compassion Fatigue and Motivational Interviewing with guest Sarah

    This fantastic podcast is brought to you by one of your fellow listeners! Sarah joins us because she sent in a question about Compassion Fatigue and Motivational Interviewing. We dive deep into answering this question for her and all of you!







    We discuss:







    Where Compassion Fatigue comes fromBeing “other” centeredAccurate EmpathyHealthy BoundariesSympathy, Empathy and Compassion-what’s the differenceand much more!







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    Tami Calais: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the Communication Solution podcast. Here at IFIOC, we love to talk communication. We love to talk motivational interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson on the line, John Gilbert, and I'm Tammy.







    Welcome to the conversation.







    John Gilbert: Hello everyone. Welcome to another podcast with the IFIOC team and we have a guest today. Sarah Cameron, if I'm saying it correctly, oh gosh, I thought when I, I thought that was what it would be, but then when I read it up top, I was like, I'm going to try it. Anyhow. Last year you spent in Spain, John.







    Literally. He has Sarah. Thank you so much for joining us here today. Um, [00:01:00] really be curious what you have to bring to the table because you, I know you have at least one question, but you've been sending questions, uh, over time to Casey since you kind of came across us. And so we thought we'd have the on to, uh, just geek out with us on Motivational Interviewing and you recently have, um, uh, become a national certified health and wellness coach, which has.







    Motivational Interviewing I, sounds like as a, as a backdrop in there quite a bit. So you've been even more immersed in it. So it's interesting to hear that perspective too, if you want to bring that in, um, whatever you would like to explore, it is completely, your field to do so with Casey and I.







    So with that in mind, Sarah, what, would you like to say, what are you curious about and what would you like to explore?







    Sarah Cameron: Well, first off, thank you so much for having me. I have become quite the Motivational Interviewing geek, and I look up to you all very highly. So, uh, this is like meeting with celebrities to me. Um, so I'm very [00:02:00] excited.







    How does compassion fatigue fit in with Motivational Interviewing?







    Um, well, I come to you with questions that kind of come from a different webinar that I was watching actually two different webinars. And they had someone on who was talking about Motivational Interviewing, um, and they were talking about, Motivational Interviewing in the health coaching world? And someone brought up compassion, fatigue, And it really got me thinking, I wonder where compassion, fatigue actually fits in to Motivational Iinterviewing, um, and I kind of wondered if you're truly, honoring autonomy and if you're truly empathizing, how does compassion fatigue build?







    So that's kind of my first question.







    Casey Jackson: Well, there's at least an hour and a half conversation. That's brilliant. [00:03:00] I just, This is why Sarah. I love when, you know, when you connect with me on email and we've chatted before I'm already have a, a hundred different thoughts going through my brain and partly is off of kind of a new web and looking at empathy as well too.







    The first thing I always say is that there's so many good, smart, Motivational Interviewing trainers out there and, you know, and all of us have kind of our own take on. And some of the, some of the kind of similar takes in different takes on thing...

    Empathy in Social work with Guest Jonathan B. Singer

    Empathy in Social work with Guest Jonathan B. Singer

    Join us as we really plunge into the topic of Empathy! Guest Jonathan B. Singer joins us sharing his expertise in social work and how empathy is best utilized in the field. We also dive into the types of empathy, when to use, or NOT use empathy and even share some tips at the end!







    In this podcast we discuss:







    EmpathySocial WorkWhen to use or not use empathyTypes of empathyTips







    About our guest Jonathan: Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, past-president of the American Association of Suicidology and coauthor of the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention.















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    Tami Calais: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the communication solution podcast. Here at IFIOC we love to talk communication. We love to talk Motivational Interviewing, and we love talking about improving outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the communities that they serve. Today, we've got Casey Jackson on the line.







    John Gilbert and I'm Tammy. Welcome to the conversation.







    John Gilbert: All right. Hello everyone. Welcome back to another podcast with the IFIOC team and we have a very special guest today. Jonathan B singer that through a participant suggestion. Tammy reached out to, and Jonathan graciously agreed to do this, who has an amazing podcast, highly suggests listening to it.







    Lots of incredible information that I hope to dive into and ask about today. And so, Jonathan you are an LCSW so, Casey as well, so licensed in social work. And [00:01:00] you're an associate professor of social work at Loyola university Chicago. So that's pretty, pretty big as far as I understand, pretty high up, founder and host of the award-winning social work podcast.







    So if you're looking to hear some. Something about social work, social work podcast. Look that up straightforward. And it's a great podcast. You're the past president of the American association of suicide-ology and co-author of the 2015 rutlidge text, which you can expand on that. Someone like me doesn't know what that is.







    And your, Dealing with suicide in schools, a practitioner's guide to multilevel prevention. So I'm sure that's had a big impact in the world. Assessment, intervention, and postvention. So you've done a lot in the social work field and we're just really happy to have you. So thank you so much for agreeing to do this and just add your, your thought on empathy today as the main focus of what you've learned and all the people you've interviewed.







    That's the focus as I understand it for today, but before we dive in. Tammy. Casey, do you everything to [00:02:00] add before we ask Jonathan and get going?







    Casey Jackson: I just want, I just wanna hear Jonathan respond to that intro. (laughing) that, that for me, I'm just waiting to hear...







    Empathy







    Jonathan B. Singer: Thanks for that intro! . You know, the thing about all of those things is that, you know, I, I started out you know, after my MSW program, like everybody, I was looking for a job and like lots of folks, I found a job in community mental health and on the crisis unit.







    And I started doing outpatient mobile crisis response with suicide kids. And I quickly realized that doing suicide risk assessment was, fully consistent with everything I learned in social work. Right. And speaking of empathy, right? You have these kids and their families that are going through really,

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