Motivational Interviewing

2 Day TrainingRegister Now for CE programs now

Thomas Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP
Thursdays, October 20 and 27, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

6 CECs
Participants must attend both days to receive CECs

$120 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$150 – All Others

Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice based on CBT principles to enhance people’s motivation to change through use of engagement strategies specific to the person’s stage of change. It is particularly effective with people in the pre-contemplation, contemplation, and determination stages of change. The key strategy is to resolve people’s resistance to change their increasing their resistance to change.

At the end of the 2 training days, participants will be able to:

  • Define multiple MI techniques to help clients to change
  • Describe the Stages of Change & complete a Stage of Change Assessment
  • Define the 4 principles of MI
  • Define the components of the spirit of MI
  • Describe OARS
  • Describe at least 2 methods to elicit change talk
  • Utilize a Readiness Ruler
  • Complete a Decisional Balance
  • Complete a Change Plan
  • Describe 3 MI strategies to deal with resistance to change