Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing

Online Lessons

The course includes 10 sequential Lessons, each about one hour in length,  that can be accessed on your own schedule once each is opened during the time period of the course. The Group Learning Sessions may be completed from any computer with a high-speed internet connection. Click a session below to review the learning objectives:

Video Lesson 1 - Healthcare Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing

Video Lesson 2 - Defining Motivational Interviewing

Video Lesson 3 - Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Video Lesson 4 - OARS

Video Lesson 5 - Complex Reflections and Empathy

Video Lesson 6 - Change Talk and Sustain Talk

Video Lesson 7 - Responding to Sustain Talk and Discord

Video Lesson 8 - The 4 Processes

Video Lesson 9 - Change Planning

Video Lesson 10 - Theory and Evidence

Required  Live Online Practice Sessions

There will be 5 live, online, interactive workshops to allow participants to interact with the Course Director, practicing skills, asking questions and building expertise in real time.

Additional Required Practice

Acting Patient Encounter:  All students will complete a scheduled telephone encounter with an Acting Patient early in the course and again at the end. Each Acting Patient Encounter will be 20-30 minutes in duration. These recordings are work-samples that will serve as the foundation for individualized training and feedback for each participant in the course.

Individualized Coaching Session: Approximately two to four weeks following each Acting Patient Encounter each participant in the course will have a 1-on-1 telephone call with one of our faculty members, who will provide the learner with feedback including their results on the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) system. This telephone call will last approximately 30 minutes and will be scheduled to meet the needs of the participant and the faculty member.

Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding:  Each audio-recorded Acting Patient Encounter will be sent automatically to one of our faculty members who will review the session and rate it using the MITI coding system. The faculty member will provide a summary of the participant’s performance using the MITI, as well as written narrative feedback.

*We are not responsible for any participants phone charges/overages/internet usage*