Motivational Interviewing Basics

Session details

Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 9:00am - Noon (MST)
Location: Online Zoom Meetings
Cost: Registration fee is $59.00*

*Organizations registering more than ten people, and enrolled students may receive a discount. Contact 

Please note that this training occurs online, via the ZOOM Meetings Platform. Login links are sent via email the week before the training. Please log in through the link provided at least 15 minutes in advance of the event start time so you can get situated, and troubleshoot if needed.

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’)

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