Upcoming MI classes

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Two Day Course

December 5th and 6th 2019
Class Will Be Held at Lane Community College in Downtown 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 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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Intermediate Class of Motivational Interviewing

Downtown Branch of Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon
November 14th and 15th, 2019

About This Course

This 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. These classes will typically have fourteen to sixteen hours of training contact time and include analysis of audio or video tapes, more demonstration and practice exercises, and less didactic material. One key element of advanced training is on differentiating change talk from commitment language, and learning how to elicit and shape the two.

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

After attending an Intermediate Motivational Interviewing my goal is  participants will be able to:

  • List the key ingredients of the guiding philosophy of MI.
  • Identify the foundational communication skills of MI from demonstrations and video examples.
  • Name advanced MI strategies for eliciting and exploring clients’ own reasons for change in role-play practice exercises.
  • Describe the four processes of MI for navigating clinical conversations in the direction of client change goals.
  • Identify key issues for enhancing confidence & competence in applying the primary skills & strategies of MI into clinical practice.

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