Motivational Interviewing Training Options
MI Bronze: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: 2 day intensive. Learn the foundational principles and skills of MI. Feel the “spirit” of MI through experiencing the change process through exercises that highlight change from your own perspective. Learn to identify ways in which MI is both directive and empathic. Experience didactic presentation, case examples, and interactive exercises.
MI Silver: Advanced Motivational Interviewing: 2 day advanced workshop. Each day spaced approximately one month from the introductory training to allow individualized practice of skills in your work setting. Basic understanding of motivational interviewing principles and skills is assumed. Experience increased hands on activities and skill/technique development. Increase flexibility and ability to help individuals access their own motivation for change.
MI Gold Part 1: Orientation to Motivational Interviewing Coaching and Coding: A one day training which introduces participants to the coaching and coding process. Participants get to code tapes themselves which helps anchor the skills they have learned. Additional practice builds your confidence before submitting your first tape for feedback.
MI Gold Part 2: Motivational Interviewing Coaching, and Coding: Often utilized after initial MI training to ensure skill retention. Participants receive the opportunity to audiotape sessions for fidelity coding. MI skills become more second nature and the likelihood that skills are retained and utilized in practice increases. Current training research indicates this type of follow up and support is the best way to ensure workshop effectiveness.
MI Platinum: Motivational Interviewing Integration Meetings: The facilitation of meetings within your agency which include front-line staff, agency administrators, and other stakeholders. The purpose of these meetings is to create long-term systems change in your agency and to create a culture where the use of Motivational Interviewing skills can flourish. Current implementation science research indicates that these types of feedback loops are essential for sustainability.