Motivational Interviewing Skills

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 is a pre-requisite for Motivational Skills Training.

Instructor (one of the following):

Mary Priscilla Grossman, LMFT (Program Director Halcyon Center) The instructor became a member of MINT in October 2012.

Learning Objectives:

  • List and recite the process of change and fundamental spirit and principles of MI
  • Practice strengthening empathic counseling skills using the OARS technique
  • Practice the directive aspects of MI by eliciting "Change Talk"
  • Apply the MI spirit and techniques for meeting resistance.

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

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

Training Date:
September 20, 2018

Training Time:

Training Location:
University of Phoenix - 9645 Granite Ridge Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Student: $25
Regular: $49

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