Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skills Practicecontinuingstudies.wisc.edu/1518-C-PDAS See upcoming dates
This 20–hour 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 that will include lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 6-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews. Course registration includes the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook by David B. Rosengren and access to an online learning management system.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Practice using MITI 4.2.1 coding manual for personal and peer feedback and growth.
- Apply in-class knowledge and skills practice to peer and standardized client interviews.
- Develop strong skills in the recognition of client change talk, sustain talk and discord.
- Employ strategies for effective responses to quell discord, soften sustain talk and cultivate change talk.
- Distinguish signs of readiness for planning from preparatory change language and employ strategies for testing the waters of change.
- Design a personal MI competency-based professional development plan.
- Outline a plan for the implementation of MI in your practice setting.
Intermediate to advanced.
Overview: Extra Information
This course is designed for participants who have either:
- completed the DCS Motivational Interviewing Certificate Program and have experience using MI in a professional setting, or
- meet the following minimum course requirements:
- At least three (3) days of cumulative MI training
- Experience using MI in a professional setting
- Understand MI theory and practice, including the following terms and concepts:
- Sustain Talk
- Change Talk
- Dealing with Discord
- Definition of MI
- Motivation: where it comes from
- Helper's role in change process
- Righting Reflex
- Amplified Reflection
- Complex Reflection
- Simple Reflection
- Double-Sided Reflection
- Affirmation vs. Compliments
- Knowing the Why vs. the How
- Affective/Feeling Reflection
- Coming Alongside
- Emphasizing Autonomy
- Seeking Collaboration
- Apply the relational skills of Motivational Interviewing to patient interactions
- Observe and recognize fundamental skills: listening, open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarization, seeking collaboration and emphasizing autonomy
- Describe the MI practice elements at the highest levels of competency
- Employ knowledge of relational elements to feedback and coaching with class peers
- Identify situations where focusing goes off track
- Construct effective and highly rated responses to different client cues (readiness, ambivalence and discordance)
- Employ knowledge of technical elements to feedback and coaching with class peers
- Practice coding using your own peer interview
- Prepare to us MI skills for planning in real practice settings
- Design a plan for advancing individual MI skill
- Apply course knowledge to a final standardized client interview
Earn Continuing Education Hours
By participating in this class you will earn:
|University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units||2|
|American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit||20|
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