Classroom Course » Motivational Interviewing: A 2-Day Intensive

Dates & Times:
February 13, Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 14, Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hosted By:
Placer County SOC

Registration is Closed


Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting clients in making and sustaining positive behavior changes. Originally developed in the drug and alcohol field, over 300 clinical trials demonstrate the efficacy of MI across a range of populations and target behaviors. In particular, MI has been shown to be especially effective in brief clinical encounters and for individuals not ready or unsure about change. This intensive 2-day MI introductory/intermediate workshop will provide participants an overview of the theory, principles, skills, and current advances of MI.  Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape MI practice behavior, and to support the on-going process for developing proficiency in MI.  Learning activities will include demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays,” case studies, small group exercises, and significant participant practice with feedback.


·         Participants will be able to identify the key concepts and principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI);

·         Participants will be able to identify relevant concepts demonstrated through video tape examples of MI;

·         Participants will be able to identify and practice the primary skills to evoke motivation for positive behavior change in brief clinical encounters;

·         Participants will identify MI skills and strategies applicable to their clinical practice behavior; and

·         Participants will develop a personal plan for incorporating the primary skills and strategies of MI into clinical practice behavior.

Intended Audience:
Motivational Interviewing: A 2-day Intensive is intended for a variety of different clinical professionals and non-clinical paraprofessionals, such as therapist, social workers, case managers, teachers, law enforcement, counselors, line staff and many more!
Session Notes:
This training will be held at the Holiday Inn in Auburn. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages. 
Holiday Inn
Sierra Ballroom
110 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, California 95603
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Placer County Systems of Care details
 Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith