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This Week at WWP 2/22/17

Big things can happen in small spaces.  

Watson Wellness Promotion wrapped up an intimate training last week.  We had a small group for a deep look at Motivational Interviewing.  To learn about future trainings, check out our Events Page

MITI Coding Training

Watson Wellness Promotion (WWP) is taking off for snowy Chicago to conduct MITI coding training at the Universoty of Illinois at Chicago this week.  

Never heard of MITI Coding?  
MITI stands for Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity.  It is a treatment fidelity measure, common used to help people develop their skills in Motivational Interviewing.  

How does it work?
A provider/ practitioner will record himself/ herself using MI skills.  This can be an audio or video recording.  The provider/ practitioner sends the digital file to Watson Wellness Promotion for review.  Using the MITI Coding System, Watson Wellness Promotion can determine your strengths, as well as your areas for growth with regard to learning Motivational Interviewing.  

Interested in sending a file or review?  Or interested in learning how to use the MITI coding system yourself?  Contact Kate Watson at Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.


Upcoming MI Training

Have you signed up for our January 6th Motivational Interviewing training yet?  Follow this link to learn more!  REGISTER FOR TRAINING

To learn about future training opportunities, follow this link.

Upcoming Opportunities

Watson Wellness Promotion is offering a series of Motivational Interviewing workshops in 2016.  Regardless of your level of experience, WWP has a training to meet your need.

This Week at WWP- 04/15/16

Such a lovely view of Texas Tech University for a Motivational Interviewing training with Family Medicine Physicians.  

This Week at WWP- 03/05/16

Are you interested in attending a Motivational Interviewing training workshop in Philadelphia this summer?  If so, please complete this very brief survey to tell us what kind of training would be appealing to you: Survey

Thank you!

Kate Watson 

This Week at WWP- 02/20/16

Many thanks to the good people of Public Health Management Corporation for a great training last week!  Check out the great work that they are doing: http://www.phmc.org/site/index.php 

Moving on to Horizon House next week, where I will see my good friends for more Motivational Interviewing training this upcoming week.  Check out Horizon House here: www.hhinc.org 

New Year's Resolutions

Watson Wellness Promotion wishes each of it's visitors a happy and healthy new year. To follow us all year round, please follow @CoffeeKateW on Twitter, or find us on Facebook. 

Kate Watson
Owner, Watson Wellness Promotion 

This YEAR at WWP- 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I would like to thank all of the organizations that have welcomed me into their workplaces this year. I had a great time leading trainings with your teams. I hope everyone learned as much as I did this year.

  • University at Buffalo
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Horizon House Homeless Services
  • Horizon House Behavioral Health
  • Philadelphia Public Health Management Corporation
  • Access Matters
  • West Chester University
  • Salvation Army
  • Philadelphia Mayors Office
  • Princeton University
  • Council on Renal Nutrition
  • New York College Health Association
  • Temple teaching and learning conference
  • National organization for victims assistance

This Week at WWP- 12/06/15

Watson Wellness Promotion led an Advanced Motivational Interviewing training at Princeton this week.  The room was filled with wonderfully experienced folks from various departments at the University.  What a great day!

Coming Up at WWP

There is space available for my January 28th Introduction to Motivational Interviewing workshop in Philadelphia.  Click HERE to register today!

This Week at WWP- 11/15/15

Finished an excellent MITI Coding Workshop with the students of West Chester University.  It's so cool that they (and other PA state schools) host classes in Philadelphia so that more students can have access.

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- 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. 


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- 05/11/15

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!


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.  
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