Free Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Training for Every Level

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In this highly charged, energetic webinar, you'll learn about how Motivational Interviewing (MI), a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication that focuses on the language of change, can help a variety of professionals explore their clients, patients, or students' own arguments for behavior change.  After reviewing the what, why, and how of the science of MI, you'll learn how you can move from where you currently are with your MI skills and knowledge to where you want to be. 

A team of Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainers will also help you find an MI training that fits your learning needs by highlighting upcoming MI training opportunities, including the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus.  Many of the MI trainers who will be presenting at this webinar got their start by taking courses here at the UW-Madison. 



Learning objectives

At the end of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for Motivational Interviewing.
  • Identify clients, patients, students, consumers and others who can benefit from Motivational Interviewing approaches to care/services.
  • List upcoming Motivational Interviewing training.

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Program Questions?

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

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Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructors

Adrienne Christine Allen


(LCSW, BSW, MS, UW-Madison) has worked in healthcare settings for over 15 years, including long-term care management, health promotion and organizational development. Adrienne has returned to the UW Department of Continuing Studies to complete certificates in Motivational Interviewing, Adult Learning and Training, and the Certified Professional Coach Program. Adrienne joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2020. In addition to training numerous healthcare professionals in Motivational Interviewing, she has also participated in peer learning implementation as well as facilitated a coding evaluation and feedback program.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercise, travel, music and spending time with family.

Scott Caldwell

(MA, Goddard College) is an motivational interviewing consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Scott works with organizations in health and human services, education, and corrections. Trained in the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity instrument, Scott is an experienced coder and has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of learners. He joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2008 and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.

Melody Cole

(MS, RDN, CD, CD, 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.

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.