Intermediate 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.


Pre-requisite - Introduction to MI and MI Skills within the past year.

Instructor: James Rogers, PsyD, 2004 MINT Member

Course Description: This is an intermediate level class on Motivational Interviewing. The class is designed to increase the skills learned and developed in the Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Beginning Skills Practice classes. Special attention will be placed on eliciting Change Talk and the guiding aspect of Motivational Interviewing.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Practice and demonstrate using the OARS communication skills (Open questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summaries) to guide a person to talk about change (Change Talk) in a structured activity.
  2. Identify Change Talk and demonstrate how to respond in order to strengthen a person’s commitment to change in a structured vignette activity.
  3. Apply and demonstrate the four MI processes (Engage, Focus, Elicit and Plan) to elaborate Change Talk and build confidence in considering making a change in a structured vignette activity.
  4. Apply and demonstrate the four MI processes to identify a focus and begin developing an action plan for change in structured vignettes.
  5. Practice and apply the MI approach to help people create specific action plans and encourage elaboration of the behavioral steps identified in the action plan in structured vignettes.

Audience: Intermediate level course; Direct Service and Program Management staff.

Cost: Regular Rate $75, 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:
June 5, 2020

Training Time:

Training Location:
To Be Determined

Student: $25
Regular: $75

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