Motivational Interviewing Intermediate

Enhance your understanding of motivational interviewing, a goal-oriented evidence-based practice useful in treating clients for a variety of behaviors. Learn the components of the MI spirit, how to solicit change talk, and respond to client sustain talk in your practice. Participants are encouraged to attend MI Basics prior to this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and demonstrate the components of the “Spirit” of motivational interviewing (partnering with the client as an equal, respecting client autonomy, maintaining compassion for the client’s situation, and evoking statements about change)
  • Implement strategies that can be used to help clients experience dissatisfaction with their risky behaviors
  • Identify examples of “change talk” and “sustain talk” in client statements and respond to them accordingly
  • Manage and repair breakdowns in the patient-provider relationship
  • Practice advance skills with complex reflections
Registration: $110 per person. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. Please email for questions.

Paid parking close to our ASU offices on the 1st floor of the Westward Ho is available at the corner of Fillmore and Central, at street meters, and other parking lots downtown. We are unable to provide or validate parking for this event.

MI Training Intermediate Motivational Interviewing
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Downtown Phoenix Campus - Westward Ho Concho Room, 618 N. Central Ave, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Course Delivery/Region: 
Phoenix Metro
Event Type: 
Professional development