Homelessness 201

Homelessness 201 is our primary training series and is designed to help staff (at all levels) build new skills and tools to better serve people experiencing homelessness. H201s focus on emerging and ongoing needs within our community. The content can be specific to population or program models and often build off the content covered in H101.  

We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone to access quality training.  Please contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org for scholarship and membership questions.  MESH membership allows discounted pricing for all MESH trainings.

Hearth Partner registrations are for partner agencies of Hearth Connection who have a code to use for registration.

Upcoming workshops:

September 19 – Motivational Interviewing Skills Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a unique style of communicating using a client-centered approach while directing the interaction in the direction of positive change.  This approach to working with clients reinforces intrinsic motivation while exploring the ambivalence common to anyone who is contemplating change. In this training you will have an opportunity to practice the subtle balance between being directive AND client-centered.

What you will be learning:

  • Develop your listening and interviewing skills
  • Identify and explore client ambivalence around making changes
  • Learn about OARS
  • Learn how to respond to resistance
  • Identify and respond to client change-talk with EARS

Presented by:  Steve Carlson, PsyD has been working in the mental and chemical health field for over thirty years in a variety of settings, mostly in clinical and management positions at various Community Mental Health Centers.  He is currently employed by the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health.  Additionally, Steve is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University.  His areas of interest and specialty include Integrated Mental and Chemical Health Treatment, Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Mindfulness and Mental Health, The Psychology of Long-Term Homelessness, Trauma-Informed Organizations, Supportive Housing Model and other mental health topics.  As a Certified Minnesota Trainer in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Steve provides training and consultation to agencies around the State of Minnesota. He can be reached at carlsos@umn.edu

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 1-4pm

Location: Center for Changing Lives: 2400 Park Av S, Minneapolis, MN  55404

Click HERE to register.


More trainings coming!

Landlord/Tenant Laws for Social Workers – October 26

Working with LGBTQ Clients – November 14