Dr. Angela Wood, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS, C-CATODSW, CCS

Consultant and Assistant Professor

Southeastern Louisiana University

Dr. Angela “Angie” Wood earned her MSW from Southern Illinois University in 1992, and a Ph.D. in social work from Tulane University in 2006. She has been a licensed clinical social worker for nearly 25 years, working in a variety of behavioral health settings such as addictions, mental health, criminal/juvenile justice, and family preservation. 

As a workshop trainer and educator for over 15 years, Dr. Wood has presented on clinical supervision, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse. Her research interests include the dissemination and implementation of motivational interviewing across practice settings. Dr. Wood is an Assistant Professor for the undergraduate social work program at Southeastern Louisiana University, and has been teaching online for Walden University’s School of Social Work and Human Services since 2013. She is one of two members of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in the state of Louisiana, and has conducted over 75 workshops related to motivational interviewing.

The Motivational Interviewing Workbook: Exercises to Decide What You Want and How to Get There

The Motivational Interviewing Workbook: Exercises to Decide What You Want and How to Get There


Workshop Session 1

Motivational Interviewing: An Overview for Peer Specialists

Motivational interviewing is a communication style that promotes collaboration with the client/patient in a manner that elicits motivation for change from within the person rather than convincing, coercing or talking someone into making a change. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing: what it is, who it’s for, and when to use it. Additionally, several key concepts/skills will be discussed, and examples provided to help participants identify communication skills or strategies they can begin to use (or use more often) to help clients become more motivated for change.


This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC




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