Introductory Online K. Watson

Intro to MI (Virtual)

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. 


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24 Oct 2024 - 10:00am
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