Event » Applied Motivational Interviewing Workshop, June 8 & 15, 2021

  • Start Date: 6/8/2021
  • End Date: 6/15/2021
  • Registration Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS
  • Group Rate Cutoff Date: 6/8/2021

Event Description:

Applied Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Trainer : Bryan Knowles, LMSW

Dates: June 8 & 15, 2021

Time: 9:00AM – 1:00 PM

Location : Zoom webinar (you will receive a link after registration)

Training Fees: $300 per attendee


(MI) has a strong evidence base for working with people who are ambivalent about behavioral change. However, many practitioners have received only basic training in MI. This workshop will offer the opportunity to apply more advanced approaches when using motivational interviewing, as well as an opportunity for participants to discuss the application of MI to their own, real-life clinical scenarios.


This training is especially recommended for teams of clinicians, case managers, and other professionals as it helps to assure that the team is functioning from a shared framework and vocabulary when it comes to helping people address ambivalence.


*Please Note: This is not an introductory training. Participants should be familiar with motivational interviewing and have some experience using MI in their practice.


The workshop will cover:
  • Use of language cues to determine the correct MI Process in which to work
  • Ways to soften sustain talk and evoke change talk
  • Ways to strengthen preparatory change talk and move toward commitment language
  • Practice of skills and strategies covered in the workshop
  • Common traps to avoid
  • Opportunities for participants to provide real-life scenarios for discussion/planning

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to list the four key principles that represent the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and three or more benefits of MI among individuals receiving behavioral health services.
  2. Participants will be able to recognize at least three language cues and their corresponding motivational interviewing (MI) Processes when working with individuals receiving behavioral health services.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate the use of three or more MI evocation strategies and describe the rationale for each when treating individuals receiving behavioral health services.
  4. Participants will be able to describe at least three MI strategies for building a client's confidence and hope in their ability to change when working with individuals receiving behavioral health services.
  5. Participants will be able to describe one or more examples of commitment language that may signal a transition into the planning process with people receiving behavioral health services.
  6. Participants will be able to demonstrate at least two techniques and/or key questions to use with clients to determine if a transition into the planning process is appropriate.


Continuing Education

LMFT, LPCC, LEP and/or LCSW Credit: CIBHS is an approved provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider Number 70799). All activities in this training are offered for continuing education credit excluding any breaks. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE hours or program, or comments, concerns or ADA requests, please contact us at conferences@cibhs.org.

This webinar is free from Commercial Support


Questions? Contact Robin Texeira, rtexeira@cibhs.org or 916-261-2832

Packages Available for Registration

Package NameQuantityCredits 
Registration Only - $300 0.00 View Details
Registration with CEs - $345 0.00 View Details

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