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System of Care - Motivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been shown to be an effective, evidenced-based method for working with clients.  The skills and techniques offered with MI maximize the opportunity for change even when the client is not sure that change is possible.  This workshop will introduce the spirit and core skills of MI to professionals in the field of pro-social change. It will explain the collaborative approach that helps clients reduce ambivalence and overcome the barriers that prevent making lasting changes. Finally, it will provide an opportunity to practice these skills throughout the day.


          Participants will:

  1. Understand the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. Learn the evidenced based science of behavioral change.
  3. Know how motivation impacts change.
  4. Understand the Four Processes of MI
  5. Come to know “OARS”, the basic MI skills.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use MI in conversations.


Training methods:           Discussion / Exercises / Lecture / Live practice

Time:                                 6 hours                 (2 – 3.0 hour sessions)

This is a Zoom training - must have appropriate technology - operable camera and microphone - camera must be on!!

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