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This Week at WWP- 11/1/15

Kate finished her 5th Half Marathon this weekend!  6 years ago, even a 5k would have seemed impossible.  

This Week at WWP 10/28/15

On the road again!

Kate Watson is on her way to Albany, New York for the Annual Meeting of the New York State College Health Association!

This Week at WWP- 10/23/15

Coming back form the annual MINT Forum, I'm always filled with a mixture of emotions, and this year is no exception.  I just spent the past week with 300 people who provide training in Motivational Interviewing, and despite the fact that we live all over the world, many of us are like family.  I was sad to leave them at the end of the week, but thrilled to be back home.  

This year, we were together in Berlin, Germany, and we shared a cultural and intellectual experience like none other.  


Next year, we're off to Montreal, Canada, and as excited as I am about our next location, I still argue that it doesn't matter where we go on the map.  The experience of looking across the dinner table at friends from Sweden, Japan, Chile, South Africa, and Poland is remarkable in any corner of the world.   

If you are interested to learn more about MINT (The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), visit www.motivationalinterviewing.org) 

This Week at WWP- 10/12/15

Watson Wellness Promotion owner, Kate Watson, is spending the week at the annual meeting for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  This year's events are taking place in Berlin, Germany.  Stay tuned for updates this week!

Here is a picture from my visit to what is left of the Berlin Wall.

This Week at WWP- 09/25/15

Before making my way to Niagra Falls, I made a stop in Rochester to speak about Motivational Interviewing at the Council for Renal Nutrition.  What a great group of people!  I hope they learned as much as I did. 

This Week at WWP- 09/20/15

Watson Wellness Promotion's success has been recognized by the Towson University Alumni Association.  

Kate Watson, Owner of Watson Wellness Promotion, was honored as Distinguished Young Entrepreneur at the Young Alumni Awards event on September 18th, 2015. 

Kate's work with Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and sexual assault response and intervention were named as the highlights of her work. 


Lasting Effects of Childhood Trauma

Some powerful and important work about the lasting effects of trauma: Childhood Trauma

Check it out!

This Week at WWP- 06/10/15

If you are interested in booking Watson Wellness Promotion for a workshop or speaking engagement, please note that WWP's calendar is full until November 2015.  

If you are interested in booking WWP in November or December, please contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPromotion.com as soon as possible to schedule your dates. If you are interested in a training before November, Kate can also assist you with a referral to another qualified trainer. 

Thanks!

This Week at WWP- 05/28/15

This is just a friendly reminder to send in all training requests for the fall as soon as possible.  The calendar is getting quite full, and I know there are some organizations who count on an annual training.  Email kate@watsonwellnesspro.com to set the date!

If for some reason I am not able to accommodate your training needs, I can usually refer you to another capable trainer, no matter where you are in the country.

Thanks folks!

This Week at WWP- 05/18/15

News from the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: 

The number of sexual violence complaints filed with OCR has skyrocketed at a time when the staff levels have decreased.  

See the article HERE. from the U.S. News and World Report






This week at WWP- 05/11/15

This week, Watson Wellness Promotion is introducing new learning modules via videos.  Check them out here:  VIDEOS

More to come, so please keep checking back!

This Week at WWP- 04/08/15

I was lucky enough to work with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine TWICE this week.  On Monday, I spoke to the students about how to recognize and address domestic violence in the healthcare encounter, and on Tuesday, I spoke to the participants of the Heart Healthy Program about the effect of trauma on the body.  What a wonderful group of students.  They are doing important work and I'm so lucky to be even a small part of it. 

Next stop: 4/24 at SUNY Oneonta.  Can't wait!

--Kate

This Week at WWP- 03/04/15

Check out this great NPR piece about the use of ACEs scores in a healthcare encounter.



This Week at WWP- 2/17/15

I spent the day with some great folks from the Mayor's Office yesterday.  They work for the Financial Empowerment Program, helping people to get their finances on track to either pay down debt, save more money, buy a home, etc.  They do some really wonderful work over there, and I enjoyed my chance to spend the day with them for MI Training.  

This Week at WWP- 2/11/15

It's been a while, but WWP is heading back to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine this week.  Looking forward to doing some MI training with the Primary Scholars Program again!  

This Week at WWP- 2/3/15

Feeling humbled today as I look at the busy winter/ spring ahead!

Watson Wellness Promotion is nearly booked until May, with only a few openings remaining.  Contact Kate for plan a training for your organization (kate@watsonwellnesspro.com)

February 12th, 2015: Brief training with the D.O. students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA).

February 16th, 2015: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity.

February 24th, 2015:  Responding to Cases of Sexual Assault in Higher Education (Peirce College, Philadelphia)

February 25th, 2015: Monthly Motivational Interviewing Coaching at Horizon House Homeless Services (Philadelphia, PA)

March 3rd, 2015:  Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing: HIV Counselors and Educators  (Philadelphia, PA)

March 5th, 2015:  Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing: Working with folks involved in the prison system (Philadelphia, PA)

March 6th, 2015 Motivational Interviewing Presentation to the Mental Health Professionals at Path, INC.  (Philadelphia, PA)

March 17th, 2015 Speaking and Presenting Awards at the Peirce College event: "Honoring Women Who Serves as Leaders in the Field of Intimate Partner Violence" (Philadelphia, PA)

March 25th, 2015:  Monthly Motivational Interviewing Coaching at Horizon House Homeless Services (Philadelphia, PA)

April 24th, 2015: Motivational Interviewing Training at SUNY Oneonta (Oneonta, NY).

April 28th, 2015: Motivational Interviewing for use in Supervision (Philadelphia, PA)

April 29th, 2015: Monthly Motivational Interviewing Coaching at Horizon House Homeless Services (Philadelphia, PA)

May 5th, 2015: Motivational Interviewing for New Hires at Horizon House Homeless Services (Philadelphia, PA)

This Week at WWP- 01/28/15

Interested in becoming a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers?  The next "Train the Trainers" opportunity is in Berlin, Germany is October 2015.  Stay up to date at www.motivationalinterviewing.org! 

This Week at WWP- 1/10/15

WINNER: Best Poster at the Temple University Teaching and Learning Conference (2015):

"The Trauma-Informed Classroom: The Neuroscience of a Student's Capacity to Learn Following Exposure to Traumatic Events" (Watson, 2015) 

This Week at WWP- 10/22/14

Had a wonderful time with friends and colleagues at the New York State College Health Association Meeting!  I spoke about using Motivational Interviewing to support students who have been sexually assaulted.  It was an inspiring day.

This Week at WWP- 10/14/14

I spent last week at the annual forum for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in Atlanta, GA.  I always come back from the forum refreshed and energized, so how fitting that I get to join the staff of Horizon House this week for some MI training.  Looking forward to sharing my excitement with my friends there.
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