More about the MI Supervision, Quality Assurance and Training Workshop at Flag is Up Farms, Solvang, CA
We are pleased to offer a workshop that covers the topics of MI Supervision, Quality Assurance and Training, as well as a special focus on the overlap between humane horse training and the MI method.
Who is Monty Roberts?
Flag Is Up Farms is the home of Monty Roberts, world-renowned horse trainer and developer of the Join Up Method. It is an international learning center where students come from all over the world to learn his methods of fear-free equine training. Both Bill Miller and Monty Roberts have written about the parallels between Join Up and MI. Monty and his wife, artist Pat Roberts, have agreed to host our workshop at their training school and host an evening BBQ for our group at their home. Monty will also provide a live demonstration of the Join Up method for our workshop participants.
Who should attend?
This two-day workshop assumes prior formal training and reasonable proficiency in Motivational Interviewing. This workshop is not designed to introduce the clinical method itself. You will be comfortable in this workshop if you have had experience using MI since your initial training and perhaps even some coaching, feedback or supervision in MI. If you are uncertain about your qualifications, please email your questions to Dr. Theresa Moyers.
Will I get personal attention?
This workshop will feature didactic material, experiential exercises, video examples and trainer demonstrations. This will be a small training group (no more than 60) and both trainers will be present at all times to provide opportunity for personal attention to each participant.
Is there a host hotel for the training participants?
Yes! Our host hotel for the conference is the Santa Ynez Marriott in nearby Buellton, California. We have negotiated a price of $139 per night for our group until April 6, 2018. Room costs after April 6 may increase and will be subject to availability. You must book your room directly at Marriott reservations through this link or at this phone number: 805-688-1000. Be sure to ask for the Squaretop Training “block” when you are making your reservations.
Transportation to Flag Is Up Farms
We are privileged to offer this training at Monty Robert’s home and working horse ranch. This special environment means that participants will not be able to drive private vehicles to the training site. Bus transportation will be provided from the Santa Ynez Marriott to Flag Is Up each morning and will return participants each afternoon. Participants who choose not to stay at the host hotel must come to the hotel parking lot to board our bus and ride with us. All workshop participants must arrive and leave the Farms in the bus provided by Squaretop Training. We will provide bus transportation to and from the BBQ.
May I bring guests to the BBQ at Monty and Pat’s house?
Yes, we can accommodate your family or traveling companions at the BBQ, but we must know in advance so we can sell you a ticket and arrange for transportation.