Welcome back. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Kenneth Saffier, family physician and addiction medicine specialist. Dr. Saffier serves as the Medical Director for Bi-Bett, a substance use disorder treatment center serving Alameda, Solano, and Contra Costa counties in California. He is also the past president of the Medical Education and Research Foundation for the Treatment of Addiction. Dr. Saffier will explain the principles and practice of motivational interviewing as it relates to substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative method of communication designed to strengthen motivation to work towards a goal by accompanying patients in their journey towards change rather than lecturing them.
Dr. Saffier is an expert in this field and has provided over 50 motivational interviewing training sessions throughout the country. You can learn more about MI by visiting the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
Learn more about Dr. Saffier at https://bibett.org/staffs/kenneth-saffier-md-fasam/.
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