Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care

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Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care

May 15 @ May 15 - May 17 @ May 17

Learn to strategically engage and strengthen and individual’s executive functioning for positive behavior change despite past trauma.

This is an Online Training Series composed of 3 meetings at the following dates and times:

May 15-17, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time

Course Description:

Do you know someone who has experienced trauma and you are wanting to help? Then our course on effective communication in relationship to Trauma will help! This live streaming online training course will bridge the concepts of Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care/Practice. The recognition of the impact trauma has on an individual and their behavior is at an all-time high. We see the impact of trauma in every aspect of care delivery in healthcare and behavioral healthcare. We will examine how MI can be used to empower individuals by strategically engaging and strengthening their executive functioning to progress towards positive behavior change and improved personal outcomes. There will be video examples, audience participation, and skill practice, creating a very interactive training experience.

Includes a BONUS: Post training support through our MI PLUS+ online community. Find micro-courses, live monthly (training & Q & A) events and a Motivational Interviewing library filled with skill building worksheets, videos and more.

You will learn how to/Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize what leads to trauma and trauma’s impact on the brain and how Motivational Interviewing impacts these changes
  • Recognize and describe the stages of change and readiness for change
  • Identify how “Equipoise” affects the Motivational Interviewing process
  • Begin to distinguish the 4 types of talk you hear in behavior change conversations

Included in this course:

  • Over 7 hours of online training
  • Worksheets and handouts to practice with
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continuing Education credits (see below)
  • BONUS: 7 day trial of MI PLUS+

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.

Reserve your spot!

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!

Next Course progression: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing & Trauma Informed practice course Agenda

Instructions for addressing grievances

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!

Additional questions: Reach out to