Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Motivational Interviewing

Monday, May 3, 8:00 AM » Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing

Missoula Probation & Parole Office

Instructor(s): Jim Pagels

  May 3-4, 2021                                    Monday-Tuesday
  8:00am-5:00pm (each day)

  Missoula P&P Office
  1801 Stephens Ave    
  Missoula MT                 

  To Register Contact:
  Geri Mason
  (406) 415-6307

This class is a Pre-Requisite for MORRA Training


To provide practitioners, who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations, with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively reduce offender resistance, increase offender motivation to change, and reduce individual criminal risk.

The specific areas that will be examined are:

Effective interventions with this population

Human factors related to resistance to change

Communication techniques designed to increase motivation

“Stages of Change” as it applies in corrections

Basic Communication Skills

Who should attend: This course is designed for correctional professionals with direct contact with offenders on a regular basis, particularly those with supervisory authority over offenders.

Verbal Defense & Influence

Tuesday, May 4, 8:00 AM » 12:00 PM

Verbal Defense & Influence                                        Instructor: Dave Garcia

Date:               May 4, 2021 (Tuesday)                                  Time:               8:00am-12:00pm                                  Location:         Montana Women's Prison, 701 South 27th St, Billings 

Purpose: This nationally recognized training has very specific goals; increase officer safety, enhance professionalism and reduce complaints, vicarious liability and personal stress. The training provides officers with the principles and tactics to use "Presence of Words," to calm difficult people who maybe under severe emotional or other influences and diffuse potentially dangerous situations by redirecting hostile behavior. 

Who should attend:  All Employees!

 To Register - Contact:

Tim Hosa, 406-247-5118,




Crisis Intervention & De-Escalation Techniques

Tuesday, May 4, 1:00 PM » 5:00 PM

Students will have the knowledge of Crisis Intervention, how to recognize if someone is in a crisis state, some common causes and some intervention techniques.  Students will demonstrate how to properly use the Intervention Concepts, Active Listening Skills and 8 standardized de-escalation techniques when handling anyone in a crisis state.