Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing Course Learning Objectives

Video Lesson 1: Health Care Behavior Change and MI -Dan Mullin and Ariel Singer

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the urgency of addressing health behavior in the delivery of patient care
  2. Articulate the relationship between the Stages of Change and MI
  3. Describe the limitations of paternalistic advice-giving approaches to facilitating health behavior change

Video Lesson 2: Defining MI - Dan Mullin and Sebastian Kaplan

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing
  2. List the elements of MI that differentiate it from other approached to behavior change
  3. List three behaviors that are incompatible with MI

Video Lesson 3: Spirit of MI - Dan Mullin and Stephen Andrew

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. List the elements of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  2. Describe the guiding style and the role of collaboration in MI
  3. Describe the role of a nonjudgmental approach and acceptance in behavior change
  4. Contrast evoking and education and describe the role of each in behavior change

Video Lesson 5: Complex Reflections and Empathy - Dan Mullin and Kate Watson

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the differences between complex and simple reflections
  2. Articulate the relationship between complex reflections and empathy
  3. Demonstrate simple and complex reflections

Video Lesson 6: Change Talk and Sustain Talk - Dan Mullin and Kathryn Brogan Hartleb

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ambivalence and its relationship to patient behavior change
  2. Articulate the essential qualities of change talk
  3. Differentiate change talk from sustain talk
  4. Identify change talk in patient’s utterances

Video Lesson 7: Responding to Sustain Talk and Discord - Dan Mullin and Peter Fifield

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate sustain talk from discord
  2. Describe three approaches to responding to sustain talk
  3. List three strategies for responding to discord

Video Lesson 8: The 4 Processes - Dan Mullin and Denise Ernst

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the four processes of Motivational Interviewing
  2. Describe the relationship between the four processes and OARS skills
  3. Describe how change talk and sustain talk may differ in each process
  4. Describe how evoking relates to each of the four processes
  5. Apply the four processes to work with patients with chronic diseases

Video Lesson 9: Change Planning - Dan Mullin and Joji Suzuki

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. List three indicators that patients are prepared to develop a change plan
  2. Articulate the role of the Spirit of MI and OARS in change planning
  3. Describe the essential elements of high-quality change plans

Video Lesson 10: Motivational Interviewing:  Theory and Evidence - Dan Mullin and Denise Jolicoeur

By the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Briefly describe the history of MI
  2. Describe current theories of why MI works
  3. Summarize the evidence for MI in facilitating behavior change
  4. Describe the evidence for empathy in healthcare encounters
  5. Describe the evidence for change talk and behavior change