Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition

A State-of-the-Science Introduction
Fri, 01/22/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am | 2 CEUs
William B. Webb , Ph. D., LICSW, MAC
Founder and Director
Oasis Behavioral Health Services
The Pavilion At Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Participants will be:

  • Able to name three new advances in Motivational Interviewing from the 3rd edition of The Miller/Rollnick Text Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2013);
  • Instructed in the use of Motivational Interviewing to assist people through to Stages of Change (developed by Prochaska, Diclemte, and Norcross, 1994);
  • Offered an opportunity to assess their knowledge base regarding specific aspects of Motivational Interviewing skills.

About the Speaker

Dr. Webb received his M.S.W. from West Virginia University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in psychology from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona, in January, 2000. He has been in private practice psychotherapy and addictions counseling since 1978. Bill is the founder and director of Oasis Behavioral Health Services, which opened in 1996. During a 20 year period of his career, Dr. Webb served as the executive director of both the Holistic Health Center and Area Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Group in Huntington, West Virginia.

Besides his extensive clinical experience, he provides supervision for social work licensees and those who are training to become certified addictions counselors. Dr. Webb was on the staff of The Joan C. Edwards Medical School at Marshall University in the Department of Psychiatry from 1980 to 2012, where he was Clinical Associate Professor. He has provided lectures, consultation services, and supervision for medical students for 20 years. In addition, Dr. Webb has conducted numerous trainings for groups of mental health and substance use disorder professionals for the past 30+ years.

Dr. Webb is the author of A Brief Guide to Rational Thinking: Learning to Manage Your Emotions, A Primer on Substance Abuse Intervention and The Use of Hypericum Perforatum in the Treatment of Mild and Moderate Clinical Depression (Doctoral Dissertation).