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Beyond "Just Do It" - Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other Evidence-Based Practices

Mental health providers have at their disposal an array of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, OCD, etc.), including effective Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) protocols. However, there is a significant proportion of clients who have difficulties engaging in those EBPs. A motivational interviewing approach (MI) may help resolve ambivalence related to EBP engagement. 5 Continuing Education Hours
Upcoming Dates
  • April 6, 2023–May 4, 2023
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advancing Skills Practice

This 20-hour course will be a mix of live online session(s) using the Zoom platform and self-directed learning in the Canvas online course site. The course is designed for learners who have intermediate knowledge and skills needed for the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and want to strengthen their existing skillset. Participate in four, 3-hour, live online, instructor-led sessions, including lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 8-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews.; As a learner of this course, you are required to purchase a copy of Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, Second Edition by David B. Rosengren (2017) by the start of the class. This required textbook is sold by many online vendors. Please look for ISBN number 9781462532063. It is generally available at Guildford Press or Amazon. The Canvas course site will be available two weeks before the first live session.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 3, 2023–Dec. 7, 2023
    Your registration fee includes two practice sessions with simulated clients, with instructor feedback and access to an online learning management system, Canvas. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased. Early Bird Registration Discount $775 when you register on or before 09/18/2023. The fee is $875 after 09/18/2023.
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Motivational Interviewing Competency-Based Certificate

This 30-hour online group-paced course is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach proficiency in the use of Motivational interviewing (MI). MI is a well-established, evidence-based communication practice for addressing behavioral change of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems. 30 Continuing Education Hours
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.