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Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2 – June 2024)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based collaborative conversational style used to help strengthen an individual's own motivation and commitment to change. In this interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the spirit, relational skills, and technical skills of MI.


Note: Participants must complete Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1) to be eligible to attend Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2). Those who fully attend Level 1 will automatically receive an invitation to register to attend Level 2.



  • Define and summarize the processes of focusing and evoking
  • Identify different strategies for focusing and how to apply them to client interactions
  • Define and recognize change talk, sustain talk, and discordance
  • Differentiate between client cues of readiness, ambivalence, and discordance
  • Construct effective responses to different client cues
  • Design a plan for advancing individual MI skills



Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 9 NAADAC certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates are sent via email within two weeks after the conclusion of the training.



Sue EckMaahs has practiced and trained Motivational Interviewing (MI) for over 30 years.  With a background in Sociology, she has provided MI implementation, training, and coaching services to thousands of professionals and over two hundred organizations, nationally & internationally.  Her audience spans mental health, substance abuse, public health & primary care, education, child protection/family reunification, workforce development, and re-entry/corrections.  On a personal note, she loves hiking with her partner Steve & dog, Cassie.



To ensure all participants get the most out of these interactive virtual trainings, we ask that everyone be prepared to do the following in every session:



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jun. 12, 2024 8:30 am
Ends: Jun. 26, 2024 11:30 am
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
Hosted by
Collaborating TTC(s)
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