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Motivational Interviewing Virtual Classroom August 6-8
August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 3:30 pm$225
Prereq: Addiction Counseling Skills “Motivational interviewing is a client‐centered collaborative style of conversation designed to strengthen a person’s motivation for and commitment to change. MI is counselor‐guided in that the counselor is skilled at managing ambivalence, eliciting change‐talk and honoring the client’s autonomy about taking the next step toward a commonly agreed-upon goal” (Miller & Rollnick, 2014). Over 1500 studies to date have demonstrated the effectiveness of motivational interviewing at increasing client engagement, retention, compliance, and improving treatment outcomes. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based counseling approach used to assist individuals to identify their readiness, willingness, and ability to make a change. The CAC Clinical Training Program at the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is committed to a process of integrating the Motivational Interviewing style, spirit, and strategies into all levels of training and to support clinical supervision of motivational interviewing as a counseling style.
Time/Duration: Virtual Classroom meets online via Zoom or Google Meet from 8:30 – 4:00 (21 hours) for 3 consecutive days. Students will also have handouts and resource material for the class as well as the final exam and course evaluation. Enrolled students will receive an online classroom login 2-5 days prior to the class start date.
Access: must download free Zoom or Google Meet application on a video-capable phone, laptop, or desktop.