Monday, January 10, 2011

Motivational Interviewing Implementation Training Forum

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas in collaboration with the Texas Motivational Interviewing Cooperative (TMIC) is pleased to offer a 3-day Motivational Interviewing Implementation Training Forum at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center in Huntsville, Texas on June 6-8, 2011. This program is limited to 40-participants.

The Forum will assist professionals with implementing motivational interviewing (MI) in their agency. Material will include assistance with providing introductory training in MI, as well as assisting with implementation, coding, and quality management. At the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

1. Conduct a basic overview of MI. Attendees will receive material to assist with an initial training. (1 day)
2. Supervise and provide quality control for their agency, and be able to assist with the “rollout” of MI in their department. Using Fixsen’s implementation model, attendees will receive material to assist with the rollout. (1 day)
3. Be familiar with two measures of MI fidelity (MITI and BECCI) so that they can provide feedback and assure competence of coworkers in MI. Attendees will receive copies of the MITI, BECCI, and scoring instruments. (1 day)

This is an advanced training for those with a high degree of MI competence. Acceptance is not guaranteed. In order to be considered for the Forum, applicants must complete an application form, submit a taped work sample, and complete other screening processes. Apply online at

For questions, please contact Fred Rangel at (936) 294-3916 or email at

Lead trainer: Scott T. Walters, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Walters is the author of 50 articles and four books, including, Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole. Dr. Walters is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Justice, and received the 2006 University of Cincinnati Award from the American Probation and Parole Association.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hurricane Preparedness Planning

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas is pleased to host a one day Hurricane Preparedness Planning Training on May 19, 2011. This training is for Adult and Juvenile Community Corrections Administrators along the Gulf Coast Region who are responsible for developing or implementing Hurricane Readiness protocols.

Participants will be provided information on the potential results of failure to prepare, the State of Texas 2-1-1 Program, Local Emergency Operations Coordinators, Essential elements of Written Emergency Plans, Post Hurricane Recovery Issues and other critical topics. There is no registration cost to attendees. Lodging and travel are at the participant’s expense. A limited number of self-pay rooms block has been established at the University Hotel (936)291-2151 for interested participants. For more information, please contact Fred Rangel, Project Coordinator, at (936)-294-3916.