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 two MI Skills within the past two years.

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.

Learning Objectives:

1. Practice and demonstrate using OARS skills to strategically guide a conversation toward change.

2. Identify and demonstrate responding to Change Talk in structured clinical vignettes.  

3. Apply and demonstrate OARS skills and MI principles to elicit and elaborate Change Talk in order to build commitment and confidence toward change in structured vignettes.

Audience: Intermediate level course; Direct Service and Program Management 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:
June 7, 2019

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Student: $25
Regular: $75

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