C4 Innovations

Community & Behavioral Health | Recovery | Social Change

Motivational Interviewing: Advancing Skills

Who Should Take This Course

Staff at all levels of health and human service agencies seeking to incorporate best practices into their programs (see suggested prerequisites)

Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Form selective and differential reflective statements that move conversations strategically toward change
  • Identify options for skillfully navigating the four processes of MI
  • Enhance skillfulness in exchanging information
  • Increase options for reducing discord
  • Increase options for moving beyond dubious change talk
  • Identify the benefits of an ongoing community of practice

Course Facts

Dates: Fridays, February 14 - March 13, 2020

  • During the first and last week of the course, participants will record the actor encounter and there will be no live session.
  • During weeks two, three, and four, there will be weekly-live webcast sessions.

Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET

Subject: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Practice level: Advanced

CE credit:

  • ASWB: 4.5 hours
  • NAADAC: 4.5 hours
  • NBCC: 4.5 hours

Course type: Live online

  • 75 minutes weekly live webcast

Covered topics: Motivational Interviewing, Implementation of Best Practices

Weekly Agenda

Week One: Record First Acting Encounters; Receive Written Feedback

Week Two: Increasing Reflective Skill; Navigating the Four Processes

Week Three: Collaborative and Autonomy Supportive Information Exchange; Healing Discord

Week Four: Moving Beyond Dubious Change Talk; Benefits of Communities of Practice; Special Topics Selected by Participants

Week Five: Record Second Acting Encounters; Receive Written Feedback