Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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 introductory class on Motivational Interviewing, which is an evidence-based practice to help people change. Attendees will learn the process of change and the fundamental spirit and principles associated with MI.


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing is a prerequisite for Motivational Interviewing Skills Training.

Instructor: Mary Priscilla Grossman, LMFT (Program Director, Halcyon Center) The instructor is a 2012 Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT) member.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  • Recognize the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based practice to help people change.
  • Recite the process of change using the Stages of Change Model (Procheska & Di Clemente).
  • Demonstrate the fundamental spirit and principles of MI
  • Practice the fundamental spirit and MI techniques

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:
January 10, 2019

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Student: $25
Regular: $149

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