Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

December 4 @ December 4 - December 7 @ December 7

Based on the physics of behavior change, participants will learn assessment and communication skills that foster sustained behavior change.

This is an Online Training Series composed of 4 meetings at the following dates and times:

December 4-7, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time

Course Description:

This online training series on Motivational Interviewing will provide an overview of the fundamentals of MI as well as the latest updates. This curriculum moves beyond the acronyms and into the physics of behavior change. This approach helps professionals learn how to impact sustained long-term behavior change through effective communication. Aside from a didactic approach, there will be video examples, audience participation, and skill practice.

Walk away with learning more about decreasing resistance, deepening your listening skills, and strategic responses for effecting change by helping folks align their behaviors with their values.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize the stages of change to assess readiness to change
  • Identify how Equipoise affects the Motivational Interviewing Process
  • Deepen your empathy skills via strategic reflective statements
  • Recognize resistance talk, sustain talk and change talk
  • Decrease resistance and increase engagement


  • 10 hours Online course
  • Informational PDF handouts and worksheets to practice
  • Certificate of Completion

    BONUS: Access to our MI+ Monthly Membership for one year (Value: $100) OR one coding/coaching session (Value: $250)

    NOTE: Our monthly membership provides training and support through our online community. Join live monthly calls (training and Q&A) and take advantage of our extensive Motivational Interviewing library filled with skill-building worksheets, video courses, and more.

    Whether you’re taking this class for personal development or professional development, you won’t regret it! Reserve your spot!

    Next Course progression: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

    Want more resources? IFIOC hosts a podcast called The Communication Solution on apple podcasts, where we discuss Motivational Interviewing and effective communication strategies. We also offer a FREE public Facebook group called Motivational Interviewing everyday where we post tips and create discussions. Visit our website for our BLOG, communication tips and more!

    An evaluation is included with your handouts for the course; please complete and return to IFIOC. Once the completed evaluation is returned a Certificate of Completion will be sent out via your registered email address within 5-7 business days.

    Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Agenda

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    Requirements to receive Continuing Education Certificate link

    This training is designed for social workers and behavioral health professionals. IFIOC #1485 is approved as a provider for work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. IFIOC maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this training will receive 10 continuing education clock hours. Professionals should contact their individual regulatory board to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2021 to 05/30/2024.

    Learn more about our trainers Casey and John by checking out their bios!

    Total Class cost: $497.00 + $31.89 (booking fees)

    Accessibility Accommodations: Please reach out to

    System Requirements: This course is run through the platform zoom, a link will be provided once registered. No need to download anything.

    Refunds/Cancellations: Please reach out to

    Registration Deadline: The day the course begins!

    Additional questions: Reach out to


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