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Motivational Interviewing Classes for Helping Professionals

Meet your client where they’re at by developing your Motivational Interviewing skills.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based practice for addressing change to behavior. change. As a person-centered approach, MI can be used in a diverse range of situations. In the MI programs, not only will you learn MI fundamentals from instructor-led discussions, you will also gain confidence and improve your MI skills through peer-to-peer practice, standardized client interviews, and individualized expert feedback.



Whether you’re new to Motivational Interviewing or have been a practitioner for a while, these skills-building programs offer opportunities from introductory to advanced learning to deepen your MI practice and help your clients make positive behavioral changes.


Learn from experienced instructors, and members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.


Offered live online, plus self-study assignments.


Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267


Laura Saunders


(MSSW, UW-Madison) is the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health and Prevention Technology Transfer Center state coordinator. Her position is housed at UW-Madison where she’s worked since 1998. Since 2001, Laura has designed and facilitated more than 300 motivational interviewing trainings in multiple formats. Laura is an experienced coder and has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of learners. She joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.

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(MS, RDN, CD, CDE, Washington State University) is the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer at University of Wisconsin Health. As an experienced healthcare clinician, Melody has practiced MI with individuals and groups in clinical settings since 2008. For over a decade she has developed and facilitated MI trainings for a variety of learners including healthcare providers, business leaders, and organizations. She became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of trainers in Berlin, Germany in 2015; and continues to be an active member of the International MI Leadership and Medical groups and Wisconsin MINT community.

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