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Fall 2019

Recorded Motivational Interviewing Lessons

The course opens August 18, 2019 to start watching the modules. You may access content and materials at any time. Students should watch each Lesson before participating in the related, live online practice session. Course closes December 31, 2019

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

Live Active Practice Interactive Workshops 

  • Location: Anywhere with a wired internet connection.
  • Required: landline/cell phone/computer/mic/speakers
  • International Students: Please be sure to let us know the location you will be calling in from; we will give you a toll-free international call-in number; a landline may be needed to avoid cell phone carrier fees in many countries--please check with your carrier.

All sessions run on Tuesdays, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Session 1 - September 10, 2019
The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and Introduction to OARS
Session 2 -  October 1, 2019
Developing Motivational Interviewing Skills: OARS
Session 3 - October 22, 2019
Evoking Change Talk
Session 4 - November 12, 2019
Responding to Sustain Talk and Managing Discord
Session 5 - December 3, 2019
Developing a Change Plan and Consolidating Patient Commitment
*you are allowed to miss one of the above learning labs and still remain full course credit 
Additional Required Individual Training

To receive a certificate for the course all learners must complete two Acting Patient Encounters and two Individual Coaching Sessions. Each of these individual learning experiences is completed by telephone. (Instructions on how to schedule will be provided during the first session.) These are part of the requirements of the course, if you miss a call you will not receive credit for the course. 

Acting Patient Encounter 1: Completed between Group Learning Sessions 1 and 2

Individual Coaching Session 1: Completed 2-4 weeks after Acting Patient Encounter 1

Acting Patient Encounter 2: Completed within 30 days following Group Learning Session 5

Individual Coaching Session 2: Completed 2-4 weeks after Acting Patient Encounter 2