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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

    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 16 (Pre-work opens Jan 16 and Post-work closes Feb 23)
    • Mar 23 (Pre-work opens Feb 23 and Post-work closes Mar 30)
    • June 22 (Pre-work opens May 22 and Post-work closes June 29)
    • Aug 10 (Pre-work opens July 10 and Post-work closes Aug 17)
    • Oct 19 (Pre-work opens Sept 19 and Post-work closes Oct 26)
    • Nov 3 *in person training* (Pre-work opens Oct 3 and Post-work closes Nov 10)
    • Dec 15 *in person training* (Pre-work opens Oct 3 and Post-work closes Nov 10)

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Prerequisite

    Feb 15

    Complete the e-learning prerequisite course.

    2. Pre-Work

    Feb 15

    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

    Feb 15

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

    4. Post-Work

    Feb 15

    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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