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Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1 – September 2023)

September 20, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based collaborative conversational style used to help strengthen an individual’s own motivation and commitment to change. In this interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the spirit and relational skills of MI.

Note: Participants must complete Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1) to be eligible to attend the subsequent training in the MI series: Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2). Those who fully attend Level 1 will automatically receive an invitation to register to attend Level 2.


After completing Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1), participants will:

  • Have an introductory level understanding of the purpose, benefits, and challenges of MI
  • Understand and practice the four processes used in MI: planning, evoking, focusing, and engaging
  • Recognize differences between helpful client engagement vs. harmful client engagement
  • Prepare to apply the spirit of Motivational Interviewing to patient interactions
  • Observe and practice the core skills of MI: listening, open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summarization.

Training Dates:

  • September 20, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT
  • September 27, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT
  • October 4, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT




Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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