Motivational Interviewing

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Introductory Motivational Interviewing

Learn the principles, tools, techniques, and strategies of MI.


Topic Areas: Motivational Interviewing
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Approximate Length: 10 hours

Offered by: Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Requirements: Registration required
Cost: Free

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Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change

Introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. Participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process.


Topic Areas: Communication, Health behavior change
Target Audience: Health care workers; Practitioners
Approximate Length: 3 hours

Offered by: Region IV Public Health Training Center

Requirements: Registration required
Cost: Free

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Getting Results: Motivational Interviewing

This training will get you familiar with a concept called Motivational Interviewing (MI), a strategy to help guide your patients and help them become their own agent of change.  


Topic Areas: Motivational interviewing
Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals, Dietitians, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Social Workers, General Public Health Staff, Healthcare
Approximate Length: 30 minutes

Offered by: Western Region Public Health Training Center

Requirements: Register; Log in; Enroll
Cost: Free

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Motivational Interviewing: Brushing up on the Basics

This webinar will review the basic concepts and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and will employ MI skills and tools, to illustrate the practical applicability of these tools in clinical practice for their addiction and other patient populations.


Topic Areas: Motivational interviewing skills & tools
Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Substance Abuse Professionals, General Public Health Staff, Healthcare and those who have had limited exposure to motivational interviewing
Approximate Length: 1 hour

Offered by: American Psychiatric Association

Requirements: Register through CDC TRAIN; Create account/Log in. Create APA account /Log in
Cost: Free

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Suicide Prevention Through the Use of Motivational Interviewing

This course will present key concepts of motivational interviewing, its theoretical foundation and its use as a suicide prevention technique.


Topic Areas: Suicide prevention
Target Audience: Public health professionals including nurses, local health department professionals and mental health professionals
Approximate Length: 1 hour

Offered by: Region V Public Health Training Center

Requirements: Enroll - Create account/Log in
Cost: Free

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