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10/31/2024 Advanced Motivational Interviewing

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This course consists of pre-work, one live Zoom session, and post-work and can take up to 5 hours to complete all modules. The goal of this course is to offer participants a space to practice and improve advanced motivational skills through roleplay.


By the end of this training, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Code exemplar MI sessions for effective use of OARS
  • Practice ‘Defusing Discord’ (formerly ‘Rolling with Resistance’)
  • Practice OARS techniques in role plays, based on current skill (novice vs advanced)
  • Practice crafting complex reflections for hypothetical client statements

    Course Completion

    • Learners are expected to complete all parts of the course, including prerequisites, pre-work, and post-work in order to receive your certificate of completion
    • The instructor-led portion of the course on Zoom is interactive, and learners must participate to complete it
    • The maximum number of participants allowed into the live Zoom course is 45. If this course is full, please enroll in the next training

    What you will need:

    • A computer with internet
    • Video and microphone capabilities (to engage in the live Zoom session)
    • A space without distractions

    2024 Session Dates: All sessions run from 1:00-3:00PM, Central Time

    Each individual course will open 30 days prior to the 1st live Zoom session to allow for prerequisite and pre-work completion.

    • Feb 22 (pre-work opens Jan 15 and Post-work closes Feb 29)
    • May 23 (Pre-work opens Apr 16 and Post-work closes May 30)
    • Aug 22 (Pre-work opens Jul 15 and Post-work closes Aug 29)
    • Oct 31 (Pre-work opens Sep 24 and Post-work closes Nov 7)

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Prerequisite

    Oct 23

    Complete the e-learning prerequisite course.

    2. Pre-Work

    Oct 23

    Please note, you will be able to access the Pre-Work activities one month before the live Zoom session. Complete pre-work in order to gain access to the live Zoom session.

    3. Live Zoom Session

    Oct 30

    Attend live Zoom session from 1:00-3:00pm CT to access post-work.

    4. Post-Work

    Nov 6

    Complete post-work to receive your certificate of completion.


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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