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Motivational Interviewing: 2 Day Introductory Workshop


  • Hilton Garden Inn 3100 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL, 62703 United States (map)

Learn the theory, principles, and skills of Motivational Interviewing in this 2 day training being held in Springfield, Illinois

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a conversation style used in helping professions to help clients identify their own intrinsic motivation for change. Over 300 clinical trials demonstrate the efficacy of MI across a wide range of populations, target behaviors, and medical conditions. This 2 day introductory workshop will provide participants an in-depth overview of the theory, principles, and skills of MI. Learning activities will include: demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays”, small group exercises, and significant participant practice.

After attending this 2 day introductory workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the key components of the spirit of MI.

  2. Describe how the 4 processes of MI are used to help move clients/patients towards the direction of their change goals.

  3. Identify and describe the foundational communication skills of MI.

  4. Identify core MI strategies for exploring clients' own reasons for change in practice exercises

  5. Develop strategies to continue learning and practicing MI to improve participant confidence and competence in applying the skills and strategies of MI.

This workshop is appropriate for helping professionals who are in the role of counseling clients/patients to make and sustain healthy behavior changes. This includes but is not limited to counselors, social workers, case workers, clinicians working with people who use substances, probation/corrections officers, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and dietitians.

Motivational Interviewing: 2 Day Introductory Workshop has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rietveld Consulting, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3169.

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