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Get After It! A Science-Based Approach to Staying Motivated and Achieving Goals

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April 16, 2021 09:00 - 16:00

Get After It! A Science-Based Approach to Staying Motivated and Achieving Goals

Trainer: Ann Marie Roepke, Ph.D.

When: Friday, April 16 (9-4pm)

Where: Virtual/Online


As helping professionals, we often try to support people with making changes and achieving goals in their lives. If you’d like to expand your toolkit of strategies for supporting motivation and goal attainment, join us for this interactive 6-hour training. We’ll be exploring a range of science-based strategies for motivation, achievement, and habit change. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these tools to their own lives and their own goals in the interest of gaining a deeper understanding of the benefits (and the limitations) of each method.

Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to offer a richer understanding of goal pursuit. This training is designed for anyone working in helping professions where motivation and goal attainment matter (i.e. it is not specifically designed for licensed professionals).

**Note: this training is provided as information and education, and is not intended as therapy, healthcare, medical advice, or a doctor-patient relationship; if you have questions about your mental/physical health goals, please consult your healthcare provider.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training participants will be able to:

1.           Explain how to use mental contrasting with implementation intentions (WOOP)

2.           Coach someone in setting SMART goals

3.           List three principles of effective habit change

4.           Describe the use of “smart defaults” to support positive habit formation

5.           Explain the role of values clarification in goal pursuit

6.           List three ways to use Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills to support goal attainment

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**A Zoom link for this training will be included in your registration confirmation email**

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Online only

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