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MI Skills Learning Session

Mar Padilla
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Enroll now to develop and practice Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills. This learning session can take up to 5 hours to complete all components.

Instead of registering directly for the courses, you will be put on a wait list.  Please have patience as we review the wait list during business hours. You will be notified when your enrollment is accepted.


Course Completion

This course is replacing a face-to-face training. We expect learners to complete all parts of the course, including prerequisites, pre-work, and post-work.

  • The instructor-led portion of the course on Zoom is highly interactive, and learners must participate to complete it.
  • Participants who arrive to the Zoom session without a microphone will be not be able to participate in the training and will be deactivated from the course. Please reach out ahead of time to make arrangements if you have never used your microphone on Zoom. No exceptions will be made on the day of the Zoom session.
  • Learners who do not start pre-work within one week of registration may be removed from the course to allow room for others.
  • Learners who do not complete all sections will not receive credit.
  • People on the waitlist may be allowed in to the course in the week before the live portion of the course.

Session Dates:

  • November 3, 2021. Pre-work opens on October 7 and post-work closes on November 10 
  • December 1, 2021. Pre-work opens on November 3 and post-work closes on December 8

All sessions run from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Central Time


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

What you will need:

  • Internet connection
  • Audio and video capability
  • The live portion of this training will be conducted over Zoom. Participants will view the computer screen and use their webcams and microphones to interact.

Continuing Education

Social Work

Upon request, learners may receive 4 hours of social work continuing education.

Cardea Services has been an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #1682


Upon request, learners may receive 4 hours of DSHS certified CHW CEUs. This includes 1 hour Knowledge Base, 1 hour Capacity Building Skills, 2 hours Interpersonal Skills.

Here is the course outline:

1. E-Learning

Aug 1

Complete the e-learning prerequisite course.

2. Pre-Work

Aug 1

Complete the Pre-Work in order to gain access to the live content.

3. Instructor Training

Aug 3

1:00-3:00pm Central Time Training Via Zoom

4. Post-Work

Aug 10

The last section of the training


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
Social Work (SW) TX
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