Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

September 11 @ September 11 - September 14 @ September 14

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:

September 11-14, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time

Course Description:

This live streaming online training series on Motivational Interviewing will provide a basic overview of the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing as well as the latest updates. Whether you’ve heard of Motivational Interviewing or just want to improve your communication skills, this is a fantastic class to take!

Unlike other traditional Motivational Interviewing courses we go beyond the acronyms of Motivational Interviewing and additionally teach the physics of behavior change. Participants will discover assessment and communication skills that foster sustained behavior change by tapping intrinsic motivation. Aside from a didactic approach, there will be video examples, audience participation, and skill practice, creating a very interactive training experience.

Includes a BONUS: Post training support through our online membership. Find practice worksheets, skill building videos and access a monthly live webcast to ask questions from the IFIOC team.

You will learn how to/Learning Objectives:

  • 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

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


  • 10 hours Online course
  • Informational PDF handouts and worksheets to practice
  • Certificate of Completion
  • BONUS: 30 day MI Plus+ membership (for post training review, practice and Q&A)

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 business days.

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Next Course progression: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

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: $225

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!

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