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Motivational Interviewing

Increase motivation to change


This class looks at common conversations where ambivalence about behavior change is the main theme. In these conversations it is easy to play the role of the expert and tell the person what they need to do to improve their situation. However, this can be confrontational and doesn’t help the ambivalent person change their situation. This training presents a guiding style of communication for these conversations using Miller and Rollnick’s “OARS” skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore why ambivalence about behavior change is common

  • Use reflective listening to avoid common traps

  • Identify MI-consistent questions

  • Use affirmations and summaries

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)                                                                                  

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.ADC.134)
LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.304)

MN Board of Nursing

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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