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International Trauma Training Institute is an approved NBCC continuing education provider. ACEP # 6674. This course is also approved by NAADAC, #193785, Exp. 5/1/22)

  • DELIVERY METHOD: Self-paced Online
  • CE HOURS: 13
  • COURSE FEE: $219 All course material is provided.


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing, its spirit, and essential strategies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts of ambivalence and discrepancy and the rationale for their importance in facilitating behavioral change.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills of OARS.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with assessing readiness for change.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with eliciting self-motivational statements, change talk, and supporting self-efficacy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with helping clients develop a “change plan”.

Module One

  • Motivational Interviewing Definitions
  • Is Motivational Interviewing Effective?
  • What is Motivational Interviewing?
  • What Motivational Interviewing is NOT
  • Stages of Change

Module Two

  • Guiding Principles
  • M.I. Traps
  • The “Spirit” of M.I.
  • 4 Core Skills: OARS

Module Three

  • Listen Reflectively
  • Types of Reflections
  • Reframe
  • Summarize

Module Four

  • The 4 Processes of M.I.
  • Importance/Confidence Rulers
  • Assessing Readiness to Change
  • Ambivalence
  • Change Talk
  • The 7 Dimensions of Change Talk
  • The 7 Dimensions of “Sustain Talk”

Module Five

  • Discord
  • Signs of Readiness to Change
  • Simple Language Tips
  • 8 Stages of Learning M.I.

Module Six

  • Developing a Change Plan
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Methods of Learning M.I.
  • Summary and Conclusions