Facilitator-led Online Introductory

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communicating about behavior change. Whether you're a healthcare provider who speaks to patients about quitting smoking or taking medication, or an educator who speaks to students about time management and study skills, or a social worker who speaks to clients about coping skills and substance use, this workshop is for you. Dr. Kate Watson, President and Founder of The Advocacy Academy hosts workshops tailored to the needs of many professionals including, but not limited to those who come from:

  • Healthcare/ Fitness
  • Social Work/ Social Services
  • Psychology
  • Victim/ Survivor Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Leadership/ Management


In a full-day introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic concepts related to Motivational Interviewing: Evocation, compassion, partnership, acceptance. Participants will also practice the four basic skills of MI: Open ended questioning, affirming, reflective listening, and summarizing.



By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing
  2. Give an example of ambivalence
  3. Distinguish between change talk and sustain talk
  4. List the 4 elements of the relational component of MI: Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion, and Evocation.
  5. Demonstrate the 4 basic skills of MI: Open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries.
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27 May 2021 - 10:00am
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