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The Use of Motivational Interviewing to Call-In Racism: The White Providers Role in Dismantling Prejudice

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The Use of Motivational Interviewing to Call-In Racism: The White Providers Role in Dismantling Prejudice

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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About the Event

Sarah Solis LCSW  

Training Description

Please note that all are welcome to this training. This 4-hour session will use the framework of Motivational Interviewing to help providers disassemble racist beliefs, held by those with whom our clients need to interact, and support the creation of community-building narratives. Attendees will explore the often-times counterproductive responses to white guilt, such as becoming a cultural officer or “calling-out” and identify ways to create reflection, transformation and meaningful discourse, or “calling-in”.  Attendees will practice the use of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries in the context of addressing racist ideology. The training will include small group breakout and larger group processing. Space will be given to discuss increasing comfortability around “calling-in”.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will demonstrate the ability to differentiate between calling out and calling in.
  • Attendees will practice the identification of values in difficult conversations.
  • Attendees will identify 2 OARS skills to use to call-in during the next 30 days


9:00-9:15      Introductions and objectives

9:15-10:15     Calling in and calling out

10:15-10:45    Identification of values

10:45-11:00    Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00-12:15    Using OARS to call in

12:15-12:45    “Braving the Wilderness”

12:45-1:00     Evals/close of day

Meet Our Trainer

Director of Seeds of Change Consulting, Sarah Solis LCSW, has 12 years of experience providing care to clients impacted by trauma. She is currently employed as a Clinical Case Manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sarah has worked in corrections, community mental health outpatient and day treatment programs, medical social work, and community-based services for children and families. Sarah has experience providing direct service, clinical supervision, and worked as a program manager for many years.

Sarah believes treatment is a gift to the healer as well as the healing. Each individual or family brings an incredible life story and personal wisdom. Throughout the treatment process, Sarah ensures that an individual or family’s voice is heard and respected. The majority of her experience has been working with underserved and marginalized populations. Cultural humility and responsiveness is an important element in her work. She participates in monthly cultural humility work groups and has co-authored a training on cultural assessment and treatment planning.

Sarah has completed the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) training program and remains an active member.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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