Motivational Interviewing - 7 CEUs
All CEU courses require return of any text book(s) provided. Processing of courses will not be completed until returned.
This course first reviews the conceptual and research background supporting Motivational Interviewing.
The concept of ambivalence is examined and the critical conditions that are necessary for change are delineated. Outlining the guiding principles of MI, the course then provides a practical description of the approach.
Outlined are specific strategies for building client motivation and strengthening the commitment to change, with attention being given to avoiding first session pitfalls, responding to resistance, enhancing the client’s confidence and recognizing readiness to change.
Motivational Interviewing is relevant to professionals in a broad range of fields including psychology, social work, psychiatry, addiction counselors, Sex Offender Treatment Specialists, corrections, and criminal justice.
Course Text: Motivational Interviewing, 2nd edition: Preparing People for Change - by William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick. You can purchase this book or the kindle edition of this book from any number of sources, i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. We advise that you also check your local library for availability.