Motivational Interviewing (MI) – Introduction

**Webcam and audio are necessary the duration of the training for anyone wishing to participate. This training will be conducted similar to in-person training with expectation of interaction and role plays.

This training is Part 1 of Motivational Interviewing and is a prerequisite for Part 2 of Motivational Interviewing.

MI is a client-centered counseling approach that engages clients' intrinsic motivation to change toward healthier behavior. MI counselors use a set of specific, teachable techniques within a non-judgmental, non-confrontational atmosphere to increase clients' awareness of the problems and of the consequences and risks associated with the unhealthy behavior in question. MI has a shown robust evidence of effectiveness in improving a range of health behavior problems, including substance use disorders, treatment non-adherence and smoking. MI can be delivered flexibly, in short- or long-term intervention formats.

This is a 2-day virtual training via Zoom consisting of classroom teaching followed by practicing learned skills through partnered role plays.

To allow for appropriate time to practice skills learned in the introductory training, please allow 3 months before enrolling in Part 2 MI- Intermediate.

This training provides 14 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor and Supported Employment Specialist. Upon successful completion of the training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

Funding for all training opportunities is provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is only offered to Texas residents.

MI - Introduction
Zoom Meeting - June 26-27, 2024

Zoom Meeting