Just what is Motivational Interviewing (MI) and why is it so essential to learn?
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative and empowering approach to support clients in behavior change. The goal of MI is to support the resolution of ambivalence and it is more effective than traditional advice-giving. MI implements client-centered communication skills and directive strategies to work collaboratively with clients on progress toward goals.
We know MI is an evidence-based practice with nearly 2,000 clinical trials that support its efficacy. It can also be utilized in conjunction with other treatment modalities to enhance or support clients in the change process. MI has been around for 40 years, created in the field of addiction and now spanning all helping professions.
Join us to learn how to stop wrestling with clients about change and gain more effective communication skills. We cover the foundational Spirit of MI, OARS skills, 4 Processes of MI, and methods for evoking change talk.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
Instruction consists of 9.5 hours of video instruction and a post-test.
Participants have 6 months from the time of registration to complete learning content and claim certificate of completion indicating CEs.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Identify the theoretical basis, history, and research basis of MI
- Apply the MI spirit with clients: compassion, autonomy, evoking, and collaboration
- Identify the Righting Reflex & Roadblocks to communication, & apply methods for working with clients in Precontemplation stage
- Demonstrate MI core communication skills (OARS: Open Ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries)
- Describe and apply skills in each of the 4 processes of MI: Engagement, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning
- Identify Change Talk and 5 methods for evoking Change Talk
The Motivational Interviewing Training Certificate (MITC) will become available to participants who complete the full training content (recorded videos), complete and pass a post-test (you may retake it if needed), submit the program evaluation, and claim the certificate of completion indicating CEs.
Hillary Bolter, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Hillary Bolter has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Addiction Therapist, and absolutely delights in helping individuals, groups, and organizations learn the essential skills of Motivational Interviewing. Hillary has worked as a helping professional for 20 years, ranging from working in wilderness therapy to community mental health, providing in-home & school based services, and as a therapist with specialties including working with anxiety, trauma, addiction, and veterans.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading.
This course was recorded 5/26/23 & 6/2/23