Course Description

“Motivational Interviewing is a particular way of talking with people about change and growth to strengthen their own motivation and commitment.” (Miller & Rollinick, 2023)

This training is an introduction to the practice of Motivational Interviewing and will provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating this approach.

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, guided dialogue where the practitioner, in the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing – compassion, autonomy, acceptance, collaboration, and evocation – has the overall goal of calling from the client their own internal motivation to change. This learning opportunity provides learners with an introduction to Motivational interviewing and focuses on the spirit, techniques and key principles of holding a Motivational Interviewing conversation.

This learning opportunity is highly experiential, and learners will participate in exercises designed to illustrate the concepts described and will be given the opportunity to discuss their experience of those exercises. The goal of this learning opportunity is for attendees to feel sufficiently familiar with Motivational Interviewing and to begin to utilize and embrace a culture of compassionate and collaborative conversation in their day-to-day interactions with the people they work with and serve.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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