Motivational Interviewing Basics

Date and Location

December 16th
Part 1 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon Arizona Time
Online via Zoom Meetings

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is intended to strengthen personal motivation for & commitment to a change goal by eliciting and exploring an individuals own arguments for change.

This evidenced-based practice is used in numerous settings including: addictions & mental health care, primary care, emergency rooms, public health care, criminal justice, street outreach & shelters, and child welfare.

These concepts are further enhanced during the classroom discussions and group work. During this class, participants will:

Explain the 3 main communication styles and when it is best to use them.
• Explore MI techniques have been used effectively.
• Identity the four components of MI “Spirit”.
• Identify strategies for soliciting change talk.
• Identify ways to respond to sustain talk (formally known as client ‘resistance’)

You must attend both classes to receive CE credits.

Motivational Interviewing Basics Part 1 will be held on July 21st from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Motivational Interviewing Basics Part 2 will be held on July 21st from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Certifications and cost

Attendees will earn 3 hours of Continuing Education. Certificates are sent by email within 30 days after the training concludes. Please choose the type you require during registration. If no CE type is selected, attendees will be sent a NAADAC certificate.

NAADAC - Addictions Counseling certificate, which is typically accepted by most licensing and certification bodies. 
NASW AZ - Approved by National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter. 
APA - The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
NBCC - The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6368.

You can find additional information here

Registration fee is $59. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. 

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Please contact with any questions.

Please note that this training occurs online, via the ZOOM Platform. The link will be provided the week prior of the training via email. Please log in at least 15-20 minutes in advance of the event start time so you can get situated, and troubleshoot if needed.