Online MI and Problematic Substance Use (Intermediate)

“Don’t You See?”: Motivational Interviewing for Cultivating Change with Problematic Substance Users (Intermediate-level)
June 5, 2020

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

This virtual workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) training and who have practiced MI in an applied setting. Zoom HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing will be used to guide participants through a series of intermediate-level exercises designed to practice strategic and effective ways to cultivate change language and motivation with individuals engaging in problematic substance use. This workshop will include video demonstration and live demonstration of MI methods.

Training Objectives:

  1. Identify change talk.
  2. Utilize 3 MI principles or interviewing skills to elicit change talk from individuals presenting with problematic substance use.
  3. Observe and discuss demonstrations of MI.
  4. Develop a plan for how to integrate MI into clinical practice.

Target Audience:
Helping professionals or paraprofessionals who counsel clients or patients in making change (i.e., Mental Health and Addictions Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses, Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Research Study Personnel, Probation/Corrections Officers and Counselors, Peer Recovery Support, Health/Life Coaches, Resident Assistants, Educators, Behavioral Specialists, Drug Court Providers, Pastoral Counselors, etc.).

9:00am to 12:15pm

Zoom HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing

Registration Includes:

  • Resource handouts and materials
  • Certificate of Completion

Continuing Education: 

**3.0 Core contact hours approved:

  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
  • Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Georgia Psychological Association


  • Early Bird Registration $75.00 (fee increases to $90.00 after May 29, 2020)

Register Now!

Refund Policy:
If you cancel prior to May 22, 2020, you will receive a refund of money minus a $25.00 processing fee. Non-refundable thereafter.

For more information, contact:
Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D. (404) 654-3614 or

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia. She has provided substance use treatment for over 15 years, including therapy and brief interventions. She also conducts substance use evaluations, brief interventions, and therapy to treat collegiate and professional athletes' substance use. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, an international organization of trainers in Motivational Interviewing (MI) started in 1997 by a small group of trainers trained by William R. Miller, Ph.D., and Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

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5 Jun 2020 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
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