(Self Study, 1 CE) Compassionate Conversations for Change

Deborah Rice, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAT

This course is worth 1.0 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


In this workshop we will explore the spirit and skills of Motivational Interviewing, focusing on the importance of Acceptance, Compassion, Partnership and Evocation when engaging in conversations around behavior change.


  • Participant will be able identify the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Participants will be able to define the Skills used in Motivational Interviewing.
  • Participants will be able to identify one art therapy assessment that can be used in conjunction with Motivational Interviewing.

Deborah Rice is a registered and board certified art therapist, licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She has worked in nonprofit organizations, hospitals and schools throughout New York over the past 18 years, focusing on justice involved youth, medical illness, trauma and addiction. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) providing trainings to organizations throughout New York City and is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute. Additionally she has a private practice in Brooklyn where she works with adolescents and young adults to address addiction, change and mental wellness in an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance.

Course Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Briana MacWilliam has over 15 years of clinical experience as a creative arts therapist, and is the Founder and Director of CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com. She has held two directorial positions in community-based and day-treatment settings, and was a research outcomes coordinator for four years, at the Amen Clinics, Inc.—a brain research and diagnostic facility. She has also edited and co-authored two books on the subjects of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. Currently, she offers psychoeducation in self help and personal development through BrianaMacWilliam.com, and continuing education for practitioners through CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com. She is also a thesis advisor for Pratt Institute's Creative Arts Therapies Department, and maintains a small private practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend a live event online?
Each month we will send out reminders and notifications by email, for the upcoming live presentations. If you would like to attend you will need to purchase the individual course that will give you access to the evaluation and learning assessment, which will trigger your certificate. After your purchase, you will be given a special link that allows you to register for the live event itself. A live event online counts the same as an in-person event (according to the New York State Office of Professions), because the presenters are available to answer questions in real time. If you belong to our membership program, on a monthly basis, you will receive a direct link that allows you to join the live presentations for free. So keep an eye on your email!
How will I receive the certificate?
Certificates are automatically generated after you have taken an online assessment and course evaluation, and sent to the email you used to enroll in the program.
Do you keep track of my hours?
Yes. Once you enroll in the school (whether it is through our membership program or for purchasing an individual course) a personal dashboard is created for you through "myTeachable." With your username and login, you can always come back to your dashboard, which keeps track of all your courses and contact hours.
How does the membership program work?
After you sign up for a subscription, you will receive unlimited access to a library of self-studies, as well as free registration to our monthly, live event continuing education presentations. Each month, the recordings of the live presentations are added to the library as self-studies. So, the library is always growing with new content, and you never miss a presentation.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Briana MacWilliam, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0014.

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