Back to event listing

Baltimore City MI Capacity Building Project: MI Basic

8:30am - April 9, 2019 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East ATTC

100 S. Charles Street, Tower II, 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD
United States

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2019
Need more information?
Contact us at


This course will focus on the development of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and techniques. It will provide an overview of the research and efficacy of MI as an evidence-based practice, as well as how to implement MI in clinical practices. During this training, participants will practice MI techniques and learn how MI can enhance clients rapport and possibly improve patient outcomes.


  • Understanding the core concepts of MI:  MI Spirit, OARS, Sustain Talk vs. Change Talk

  • Understanding how MI fits with the Transtheoretical Model of the Stages of Change.

  • Recognizing MI’s effectiveness through experiential learning and practice.

  • Understanding how the adoption and practice of  MI can improve treatment plans.


Alexander Waitt, LPC,  an experienced Motivational Interviewing practitioner and SBIRT trainer with a commitment to delivering quality trainings that have a positive lasting effect.

Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 6.5 NAADAC hours

Lunch:  Not provided