Facilitator-led Online Introductory

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Introductory to Key Motivational Interviewing (MI) concepts. MI is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.

In this 6-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will take part via a live webinar format (Zoom), watch videos, and engage in experiential exercises.

Training Objectives:

In this Introduction to Key Motivational Interviewing (MI) Concepts, participants will:

•  Learn when to use Motivational Interviewing or be in equipoise

•  Receive a customized document that can be used when working in equipoise

•  Learn the foundational skills of MI

•  Explore the balance between the technical and relational components of the evoking process

•  Learn how ambivalence impacts behaviour change and how to navigate through ambivalence using Motivational Interviewing

•  Learn the difference between sustain talk and discord and how to navigate through both

•  Be introduced to the Four processes of MI

•  Be introduced to the Micro-skills (open questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries) and how they are purposefully used in MI

Participants will receive written materials 1 week prior to the training.



Date and Time

March 4 & 5

9:00-12:00 Central Time

Trainers for this course: Roxanne Sawatzky and Trudy-Lyn Wittig

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This workshop is a good fit for those who work in criminal justice, health care, mental health, substance abuse, and social services.
4 Mar 2021 - 9:00am
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