Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Part II - Skills Practice

The posted time is inclusive of the 15 minute registration period. If you arrive later than 30 minutes from the posted time, you will be turned away and unable to attend the training.

Course Description: This is an opportunity to recite the process of change and fundamental spirit and principles of MI, practice strengthening empathic counseling skills (OARS), practice the directive aspects of MI, and apply and practice MI spirit and techniques for meeting resistance.


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Part I - Theory is a pre-requisite for this course.

Instructor: Mary Priscilla Grossman, LMFT (Program Director, Halcyon Center) The instructor is a 2012 Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT) member.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help you:

    1. Practice and utilize the OARS communication style in structured “real play” counseling activities for up to twenty minutes.
    2. Apply and demonstrate the guiding aspects of MI to elicit "Change Talk" in structured “real play” counseling activities for up to twenty minutes.
    3. Apply and demonstrate the guiding aspects of MI and the MI Spirit to roll with resistance/sustain talk in structured “real play” counseling activities for up to twenty minutes

Audience: Basic Level Course; Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, Nurses and Clinical Staff

Cost: Regular Rate $49, Student Rate $25

Community Research Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Research Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The information contained in this course presentation was obtained from existing academic & research literature. There is no commercial support for any of the content. Any limitations and/or risks associated with the content will be addressed by the instructor during the course. Any additional questions or individuals in need of special accommodations should contact the CRF Training Coordinator at 619-275-0822 ext. 301 or Anyone with a concern, complaint, or grievance about this training activity should also contact the CRF Training Coordinator. Anonymity will be assured to the greatest extent possible.

Training Date:
May 28, 2020

Training Time:

Training Location:
To Be Determined

Student: $25
Regular: $49

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