Introductory Online K. Watson

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. 

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


Learning Objectives: 

  • Define Motivational Interviewing
  • Give an example of ambivalence
  • Distinguish between change talk and sustain talk
  • List the 4 elements of the relational component of MI: Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion, and Empowerment.
  • Demonstrate the 4 basic skills of MI: Open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries. 


Agenda for a 6 hour Session

  • 60 minutes: Review foundations of MI
  • 60 minutes: Relational component
  • 45 minutes: Open Ended Questions
  • 45 minutes: Affirmations
  • 45 minutes: Reflective Listening
  • 45 minutes: Summaries
  • 5 hours of training + 1 hour for lunch break= 6 hours 


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17 Jun 2024 - 10:00am
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