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Motivational Interviewing - Into Practice (Enhanced Professional Learning Series)

MI Into Practice



Would you like to enhance your current knowledge and practice on how to effectively use Motivational Interviewing (MI)? This online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) interactive series will cover topics and provide interactive practice opportunities essential to the development and/or refinement of MI skills and relational style. Emphasis is placed on the “intentional use” of MI skills to identify a change goal, resolve ambivalence, and increase motivation for change.


Weekly sessions offered on the same day and start time between March 30-May 25, 2021. Day and time will depend on your location. Click REGISTER NOW below to view the full schedule for your specific location. 


At the end of the MI-IP Enhanced Professional Learning Series, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate at least two key elements in Motivational Interviewing to affect conversations about change and resolve ambivalence.
  • Specify at least three reasons for choosing specific MI skills to enhance intentional conversations about change.
  • Explain three techniques that can be used to evoke Change Talk from an individual
  • Summarize at least two strategies to keep conversations about change intentional and contrast non-directional (equipoise) MI skills.
  • Specify three steps for conducting a personalized MI Strengths and Growth Opportunities plan.


  • Behavioral health, substance use disorders, and recovery service providers located in the Pacific Southwest ATTC region (HHS Region 9)


  • To be eligible to register for this series, applicants are required to first complete either (1) an Intro to MI live virtual or face-to-face training offered by the PSATTC or (2) the 4-hour, free self-paced, online course Tour of MI: An Interprofessional Road Map for Behavior Change and submit the electronic copy of your certificate of completion from either of these trainings during the registration process 
  • Attend a 1-hour online Orientation
  • Commit to 8-weeks of live online training for 1.5 hours weekly 
  • Complete weekly self-study learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers, and microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage during scheduled series time


Space is limited to the first 35 registrants who will receive a grant-funded scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.  


  • Kate Speck, PhD, MAC, LADC
  • Paul Warren, LMSW

Please contact the NFARtec Workwise Staff at [email protected] or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).   

Starts: Mar. 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Ends: May. 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 23, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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