Charlotte, NC Introductory


This intensive 2-day workshop may serve as a beginning or a "hit the ground running" so that participants develop  real world skills that they can take out the door. Class objectives include introduction to the theory, principles, and skills of MI and related motivation-enhancing behavior change approaches.This training includes the most updated design for MI training from the recent 3rd edition by Miller & Rollnick.  Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape counseling practice behavior, and to initiate a process for developing beginning proficiency in MI. Training will address all CORE motivational interviewing skills, the four processes of MI and will focus on foundational skills practice.  Learning activities will include: real-life demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays”, small group exercises, and participant practice with feedback. This training is conducted using Motivational Interviewing and modeling by the trainer enhances learning.

  • Participants will gain understanding of  the “spirit” of MI  and key principles and theoretical basis of Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Participants will gain knowledge and practice with the Four processes and adapt these to their own style and work settings

  • Participants will practice and develop  early MI skills in engagement and focusing including OARS (open questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries)

  • Participants will learn best MI practices for time and topic  management with MI focusing options

  • Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice all the skills contained in 3rd Edition of Miller & Rollnick's Motivational Interviewing: Helping Others Change

  • Participants will be introduced to Advanced MI skills: evocation, planning and feedback and apply to future learning goals 

  • Participants will understand theoretical basis of  responding to client language including:Change talk, Sustain Talk, Discord and Ambivalence  

  • Participants will engage and gain understanding in the ethical considerations of MI and using directional strategies with clients 

  • Participants will develop a personal  Learning plan for practicing and incorporating the primary skills and strategies of MI into counseling practice. 

Contact Annie Fahy RN,LCSW at 949-290-8378 or for details



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Charlotte, NC
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Two Day Basics MI Skills & Updates
14 Mar 2019 - 8:30am to 15 Mar 2019 - 4:30pm
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