Gwen Olton

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Kris and Therapist

Kris is a 20-year-old who lives at home with their mother and recently dropped out of the local community college. Kris was diagnosed with depression and anxiety around the age of 13 and saw a therapist intermittently during their teenage years but hasn’t been to one in the last 2 years. Kris is seeing a new therapist at the request of their mother who is concerned Kris dropped out because of the amount they were drinking and is worried Kris has an alcohol addiction.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Dani and Therapist

Dani is an 18-year-old high school student with a history of hospitalizations related to her bipolar disorder. She lives at home with her mom and one younger sister (13 years old). She and her mother have had a strained relationship since about the age of 15 and things have been increasingly strained with Dani preparing to move out and live on her own. Dani is not sure if she wants to go to college or work and her mother is adamant that she goes to college. This disagreement has been a recent point of contention for them.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Jeremy and Therapist

Jeremy is a 17-year-old young man living with a foster care family with three other foster children all younger than him. He is still in contact with his father, though their relationship is strained. His mother died when he was 2 years old. He has a history of depression, anxiety, and multiple suicide attempts beginning at age 10. He is in foster care against his will but is tolerating the situation until his 18th birthday. Jeremy is active in the community and helps peers who are struggling with mental health issues.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Jay with Nurse and Using EPE

Jay is a 19-year-old young woman who lives at home with her parents and two younger siblings. She’s had treatment for mental health diagnoses since about 11 years old. Jay has several co-occurring disorders that require ongoing intervention, including epilepsy and Type I diabetes. As she’s gotten older, she’s wanted to take on more responsibility including managing her appointments, getting her own place to live, and going to college. Jay’s current therapist is exploring transitioning her to adult services that may better meet her needs.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Jay's Mom with Older Therapist

Jay is a 19-year-old young woman who lives at home with her parents and two younger siblings. She’s had treatment for mental health diagnoses since about 11 years old. Jay has several co-occurring disorders that require ongoing intervention, including epilepsy and Type I diabetes. As she’s gotten older, she’s wanted to take on more responsibility including managing her appointments, getting her own place to live, and going to college. Jay’s current therapist is exploring transitioning her to adult services that may better meet her needs.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Jay with Newer Therapist

Jay is a 19-year-old young woman who lives at home with her parents and two younger siblings. She’s had treatment for mental health diagnoses since about 11 years old. Jay has several co-occurring disorders that require ongoing intervention, including epilepsy and Type I diabetes. As she’s gotten older, she’s wanted to take on more responsibility including managing her appointments, getting her own place to live, and going to college. Jay’s current therapist is exploring transitioning her to adult services that may better meet her needs.

Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video: Jay with Older Therapist

Jay is a 19-year-old young woman who lives at home with her parents and two younger siblings. She’s had treatment for mental health diagnoses since about 11 years old. Jay has several co-occurring disorders that require ongoing intervention, including epilepsy and Type I diabetes. As she’s gotten older, she’s wanted to take on more responsibility including managing her appointments, getting her own place to live, and going to college. Jay’s current therapist is exploring transitioning her to adult services that may better meet her needs.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing & Transition Age Youth

There’s an increasing demand for Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and practices with Transition Age Youth (TAY). However, most Motivational Interviewing resources were created with and for practitioners in the adult serving world and with the adult client in mind. Using scenarios created in partnership with TAY, this video series demonstrates MI consistent conversations for talking with transition age youth.

Online Meeting Facilitation: Tips for More Efficient and Fun Virtual Meetings

One of the many changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our work is the onslaught of virtual meetings. Not surprisingly, folks are often ambivalent about this new way of meeting. On the one hand, we're grateful for the technology that allows us to continue doing our important work. On the other hand, we might feel irritated and exhausted from meeting in this virtual space. This guide and video session are designed to ease some of the frustration of online meetings by offering strategies for efficient virtual meeting facilitation.

Part 5: Restorative Justice: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Discipline in School**

A trauma-sensitive school must have discipline policies and practices to complement traditional behavioral approaches to managing problem behaviors. Many schools across the U.S. have begun to adopt and implement restorative justice programs in schools with promising results. These discipline strategies address the impact of behaviors that cause harm, while also empowering those affected to learn from their experiences and increase resilience. In this webinar, we will provide information about restorative discipline practices, including its guiding principles and several core strategies.

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