People sitting at the Memorial Union Terrace next to Lake Mendota

2022 Great Lakes Motivational Interviewing Conference

Save the date!

Make plans to join us in person, August 17–19, 2022, at the Pyle Center on the UW–Madison campus.

Call for proposals

Submit your presenter proposal by April 30, 2022. A variety of topics will be considered. Learn more and submit your proposal.

Attention MINT members

MINT members, please complete this short survey if you are interested in helping as a presentation observer and/or co-presenter at the conference.

Now more than ever

August 17–19 | Madison, Wisconsin | Pyle Center

About the conference

The pandemic has increased challenges facing individuals, families, communities and institutions. Now more than ever, we need a flexible and powerful approach to help address those challenges.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established practice that can be used across multiple settings, including health care, behavioral health, mental health, human services, education, corrections and business. This conference will share best practices, promote skills development and address provider burn-out. Breakout sessions will be offered at various levels targeting providers who are new to MI, as well as seasoned practitioners.

Join us on the beautiful University of Wisconsin–Madison campus to learn more about this evidence-based practice, hone your current skills and network with other MI practitioners and trainers from across the Midwest.

Learning objectives

  1. Describe Motivational Interviewing (MI) purpose, benefits and limitations
  2. Identify key concepts, attitudes, processes, skills and strategies of MI
  3. Identify best practices for using MI in your setting
  4. Plan how to incorporate MI skills into your work with clients, patients or employees

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for professionals from the Great Lakes region and beyond, including but not limited to:

  • Psychologists, counselors, therapists, behavioral health specialists
  • Social workers, case managers, human services providers
  • Educators
  • Prevention specialists
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Physicians, nurses, health care providers


Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu.