Motivational Interviewing


The Motivational Interviewing, or MI, Training is designed to bring a foundation of best practices and innovative approaches to human service providers.


According to the founders of MI, William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, “Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.”


MI is a powerful research based intervention that can be

implemented regardless of the educational level of the service provider or staff person. MI is designed to strengthen a person's motivation for change. This training provides the foundation needed to implement MI effectively.

There are two options for taking this series:

All Online




"I liked the interactive nature of the online course."


"The trainer's clinical experience was very engaging. The tone was set in a way that was welcoming and comfortable. Thanks!"


"This was great. I have had previous MI training, this being the most engaging. Thank you - the activities help. "


"Excellent presentation! Best part was practice session with observer at the end - that's what all MI trainings should provide."


"The trainer was very thorough and energetic. He kept the group engaged and discussed real world issues. There was never a dull moment. He was very knowledgeable."


"Awesome training. Really enjoyed this training. The best MI training I attended. Have additional tools to add and take back to fellow team members."


"The training was absolutely great. I will come away with knowledge on how I can better connect to my clients. The information given was valuable and can be very beneficial in the way I interview w/ my clients."

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