IASIC Speaker Series Presents Motivational Interviewing for Families

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed, organized, and guided by doctors.

Session: Motivational Interviewing for Loved Ones: Teaching Parents Therapists’ Best Techniques for Reducing Substance Use
Presented By: Emily Cline
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT
Price: FREE
In this lively, interactive webinar, Dr. Kline will teach the philosophy and principles of motivational interviewing, therapists’ go-to technique for discussing substance use with clients in their care. Dr. Kline has empowered thousands of families by teaching them the fundamentals of motivational interviewing, and will share data from her clinical trials in which she taught parents to use motivational interviewing with adolescents and young adults struggling with mental illness and substance use.

Dr. Emily Kline is a clinical psychologist at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She is the director of psychological services for the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis team, Massachusetts’s largest specialty clinic for psychotic disorders, and leads the Motivational Interviewing for Loved Ones lab. In previous roles, she served as co-founder and director of the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment and site director for multiple NIMH funded studies concerning adolescent and young adult mental health. Her book on family communication, The School of Hard Talks: How to Have Real Conversations with your (Almost Grown) Kids, comes out in April 2023!

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