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FQHC Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
From Thursday, March 14, 2019 -  09:00am
To Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:30pm
Contact Ariel Singer, or L. Dani Johnson,

This course is designed to introduce clinicians and staff members from diverse professional backgrounds to the foundational concepts and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI), including the underlying Spirit of MI, four processes, and core skills. Participants will have a number of opportunities for skill development through the use of role plays, individual practice, and interactive group exercises. Videos and live demonstrations will enhance the learning process.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the state of clinical science supporting Motivational Interviewing
  • Define concepts, including the four processes and MI Spirit (PACE)
  • Learn and practice the core skills (OARS) through the use of video examples and participation in small and large group activities
  • Begin to explore strategies to elicit change talk and respond to sustain talk
  • Describe counselor behaviors that increase and decrease discord in the therapeutic relationship

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based counseling approach that helps people make positive behavioral changes to manage chronic physical and behavioral health conditions and support better health. This training will focus on the foundational concepts and skills of motivational interviewing, with an emphasis on supporting patients with Opioid Use Disorders.


Suggested Audience

Clinic providers and staff who engage with patients about health behavior change, such as Community Health Workers, Nurse Care Managers, Behavioral Health Consultants, Providers, Case Managers and Outreach Workers.Intro to Motivational Interviewing Training

Location Medford, OR
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