PRE-CONFERENCE LOCATION   July 18-19, 2016   Columbia University Faculty House  , 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY, 10027

Columbia University Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY, 10027

Motivational Interviewing: A Clinical Workshop with Bill Miller       
July 18 & 19, 2016
Columbia University Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY, 10027

This workshop will provide an up-to-date introduction to the clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI) in promoting change, offered by the original developer of this approach. Participants will learn about the method and its scientific evidence base, with most of the time devoted to demonstration and experiential practice (rather than lecture) using a tell-show-try learning sequence. Theory, research and practice in this workshop will be based on the 3rd (2013) edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change.

$750 single; $650 each for groups and alumni



Motivational Interviewing in Groups: Theory and Practice with Chris Wagner
July 20, 2016, 9am - 2pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY  10016  (Room C198)

This training focuses on the process of adapting the person-centered motivational interviewing approach to groups, and is highly experiential, leading participants through a series of MI group practice exercises.   MI honors person-centered principles while retaining a focused, goal-oriented nature, helping clients define personal goals that align with their values and implement them by drawing on their strengths.  MI groups harness the power of group support to help people move together toward change. Theory, research and practice in this workshop will be based on the workshop leader’s Motivational Interviewing in Groups book published in 2013 as part of the official series of MI books. 

Free for WAPCEPC 2016 conference participants.

$100 for others. Checks can be made to: New York Person Resources

Please email Chris Wagner to register:


La Jolla Program - CANCELED AS OF 6/28/16
July 24-27, 2016, Following the WAPCEC conference
The Court Hotel, 130 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016

For half a century The La Jolla Program has been at the forefront in practicing interpersonal encounter. We sit together in a circle, using the opportunity to talk and otherwise communicate. Our aim is to understand and experience our personal relatedness to happenings that concern us. Our conversations are essentially sincere but not without humor. People actually listen, and we hear ourselves as who we more deeply and subtly are. We come to know our lives better and meet other people in a more significant and heartfelt way. At times our entire group will be meeting together, and we will also meet in consistent separate small groups.

The La Jolla Program will convene in conjunction with the 2016 WAPCEC Conference in New York. We will be based in the same facilities in central Manhattan, the St. Giles Court Hotel. Conference discounted room rates at the host hotel applies as well to The La Jolla Program.

Our Tuition: $400. U.S. 
Our Schedule in New York: 
July 24 7pm -10pm
July 25 9am -10pm
July 26 9am -10pm
July 27 9am - 6pm

As always, we welcome your comments, questions, encouragements: 
Will Stillwell: 
Keddie Burrows:

To register, please email Will Stillwill at

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