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Motivational Interviewing Individual Coaching

A common approach in learning any complex skill is to work with experts assisting in the development of competencies. Coaches observe practice in vivo and provide prompt feedback in a safe environment to guide practitioners to enhance fidelity to the model and retain skill levels in Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Moyers, 2021). The Mountain Plains, in collaboration with Motivational Interviewing (MI) subject matter experts, developed this opportunity to enhance practitioners’ skills and confidence in providing motivational strategies through individualized coaching. Coaching in specific MI approaches will be available to training participants following completion of a foundational MI course and a 9-week MI-Into Practice Enhanced Professional Learning Series. Basic MI concepts and skills to resolve ambivalence and conduct intentional conversations about change will be featured. This series of coaching is intended to help build confidence and practical MI knowledge and skills to support and address the behavioral factors impacting client change. Participants that have met the pre-requisites noted above will be invited to participate in 3 coaching sessions and will complete a pre- assessment to determine individualized coaching topics. Most sessions are individual. However, participants can be grouped in pairs or trios for effective interaction if preferred. 


*Pre-requisites required