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Upcoming MI Classes

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Thursday and Friday September 12th and 13th, 2024 at Lane Community College Main Campus in Eugene, Oregon

About This Course

This course is designed to give the participant an introduction to the key principals and concepts of Motivational Interviewing. This course will provide participants an overview of the principles and skills of MI. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape their helping practice, and to initiate a process for developing proficiency in MI. Learning activities will include: demonstrations, videotape examples, “real‐plays,” fictional case studies, small group exercises, and participant practice with feedback.

Course cost is $275 in addition to processing fees, and  includes ten endorsed CEU's from the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will learn and be able to list the key elements of the guiding philosophy of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Participants will learn and be able identify the foundational communication skills of MI from demonstrations and video examples.
  • Participants will learn and be able to name core MI strategies for eliciting and exploring clients’ own reasons for change in role/real‐play practice exercises.
  • Participants will learn the four processes of MI for navigating clinical conversations in the direction of client change goals.
  • Participants will learn and be able to identify key issues for starting to incorporate the primary skills and strategies of MI into their own practice.

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Advanced Class of Motivational Interviewing 

Not scheduled due to limited interest at this time. 

About This Course

This one day class is designed for those who have learned the fundamentals of MI and practiced it over time, and now are seeking a more advanced training in MI.  

Prior proficiency and experience in the practice of MI are assumed for those who sign up for an advanced class.

This course will also cover the changes from the 4th Edition of Helping People Change and Grow (Applications of Motivational Interviewing) by Bill Miller and Steve Rollick. 

Course cost is $150 and includes six endorsed CEU's from the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.

The Goals For Participants After Attending an Advanced Motivational Interviewing Training With Me Are:

  • You will be able to list four key ingredients of the guiding philosophy of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • You will be able to identify the foundational communication skills of MI from demonstrations and video examples
  • You will be able to name some advanced MI strategies for eliciting and exploring clients' own reasons for change in role-play practice exercises
  • You will be able to describe the four processes of MI for navigating clinical conversations in the direction of client change goals
  • You will be able to identify some of the key issues for enhancing confidence & competence in applying the primary skills & strategies of MI into clinical practice

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