Motivational Interviewing: Beyond the Basics to Integration and Application

Friday, April 17, 2020 - Saturday, April 18, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 2:30p.m., both days

Registration deadline: April 8th

This workshop will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs

COE Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Places for People

Motivational Interviewing is a psychotherapeutic approach to helping clients create positive changes in their lives by enhancing client motivation and resolving ambivalence. Often cited as a key component of trauma informed care and cultural humility, MI has a strong evidence base for use with a variety of behavioral change goals among a variety of helping roles and in a variety of settings.
This workshop is designed to bring participants’ MI skills to the next level by building on the basics and introducing advanced content. This workshop is fast-paced and assumes that participants have basic knowledge of MI Spirit, MI Skills, and MI Processes. Heavy emphasis will be placed on applying and integrating concepts through group discussions, activities, and practice. Advanced MI skills will be introduced on day two, with a focus on learning through real plays, activities, and experimentation. Role plays will be audio recorded to offer participants individual coaching.

To get the full benefit from this class, participants are asked to view these videos and consider purchasing the MI book:

Please note that participants should have a basic familiarity with MI.  If you have not been trained in MI but are interested in this workshop, please see these suggested resources.

This class will include both practicing professionals and graduate students taking the class for academic credit.

General Admission: $350

Class size is limited to 30.

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Due to the current global health situation, Washington University’s policies regarding visitors on campus and our department’s policies regarding cancelations have changed.

Washington University interim policy on visitors

Whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this poses to your plans to visit. To learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit our information page.

Professional Development policy on registration cancelations

In addition to the above policy, Brown School Prof Dev is relaxing our standard policies regarding canceling your registration to attend a class. If you are ill with fever, cold, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home until you are well and have been fever free for 48 hours. Likewise, if you are symptom-free but are not allowed to visit campus due to exposure as described in the visitors policy above, please stay home.  Anyone who lets us know they are ill or may have had an exposure will be given a credit on their account to apply to a different class (including our online offerings) held within the next 6 months.

If you have any questions about these changes, please be in touch with our office at