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Motivational Basic/Intermediate (June 11)

8:30am - June 11, 2019 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East ATTC

BHS Baltimore
100 S Charles St Tower II 8th FL
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

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This course is designed for practitioners who have a working knowledge of the principles of Motivational Interviewing and who can demonstrate the ability to use the core interviewing technique of Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries. This course will highlight techniques and will support practitioners as they develop a deeper understanding of how people change. Using video, demonstrations, and practice skills, the course will instruct on how to resolve ambivalence, develop discrepancy, tip the decisional balance, and evoke change talk. This course is appropriate for you if your initial exposure to MI led you to use the technique and want to know more.


  • To increase skill to move beyond the use of core interviewing skills (OARS) and more fully embrace what motivates people to adopt a behavior change

  • To delve deeper into how we can foster collaboration with people we serve by practicing the MI Spirit (empathy and compassion), and attuning ourselves to be active listeners who reflect what we hear


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