The GGEAR Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research program) will be hosting a Continuing Education seminar Friday May 14 on motivational interviewing in geriatric care settings.

Entitled “Mental Health & Aging: Motivational Interviewing Skill Development” the three-hour training will provide a brief overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a science-supported, client- centered, and collaborative conversation style for helping our patients/clients with healthy behaviors. MI can be particularly useful when working with older adults for influencing change in behaviors that can lead to better management of their multiple medical conditions and treatment plans. MI also has the potential to help us as workers – – it can reduce our sense of burden and increase opportunity for observations of success!

The seminar, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and will run until just past noon, will be conducted by

Dr. Mary Hodorowicz, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Social Work.

CE credits are available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Professional Counselors and Nurses. The cost is $25 for general admission and $50 for CE-credit attendance. A limited number of scholarships are available through AHEC West to cover the fee. Contact Joy Taylor at to apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SEMINAR AND TO REGISTER please read this attachment, which includes a registration link toward the bottom:

5-14-21 GGEAR Flyer