Substance Abuse Class 6: Motivating Clients for Change

This knowledge- and skills-based class focuses on an evidence-based practice that motivates people to change behavior in even the most difficult circumstances. Part of the Substance Abuse Certificate Program.

At a glance

What: Substance Abuse Class 6: Motivating Clients for Change

When: W, May 18, 9am-4pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $150

Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)

Instructor: Scott Caldwell

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For additional information, contact Flo Hilliard: 608-265-2679


Beginner to advanced

Learning objectives

  • Explain what Motivational Interviewing (MI) is and why it succeeds.
  • Describe why MI is so effective even with the most difficult clients.
  • Explain how to use MI effectively with different populations and cultures.
  • Demonstrate listening for and supporting Change Talk.
  • Demonstrate how to use MI to work effectively with difficult clients without having to be confrontational.