Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Skills (Fall 2021)


10/8/2021 – 11/5/2021

Live Learning Sessions

11 am-noon MT on Fridays
Oct. 8
Oct. 15
Oct. 22
Oct. 29
Nov. 5


No cost for registrants from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming; $150 for others

Primary Competency

Communication Skills

This course builds on the fundamental motivational interviewing concepts learned in Basic Motivational Interviewing. In this course, you will expand your skills related to using OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries). You will build confidence working with resistant clients and learn how to best integrate MI skills into your work setting. 

This virtual course includes both online coursework (reading, videos, assignments) as well as weekly Live Learning Sessions via Zoom web conferencing. The live sessions will be highly interactive and include both large and small group practice.

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week (1-2 hours homework and 1 hour Live Learning Session)

Prerequisite: Basic Motivational Interviewing course


Learning Objectives
  • Increase ease with using MI Core Skills – 4 Processes, MI Spirit, OARS
  • Improve confidence noticing, evoking and responding to Change Talk
  • Increase skills working with resistance and resolving ambivalence 
  • Be able to share info and ideas using MI (Ask Permission: Elicit---Provide—Elicit)
  • Apply MI techniques to your specific work setting
Length of Learning Opportunity
5 weeks
Registration Information

Please make sure you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, your registration was not processed.

Course contact:

Erin Martinez

Development Partner(s)
The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, with support from Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
Prerequisites / Learning Level
Basic Motivational Interviewing
Technical Requirements
You must join the Live Learning Sessions by video (an external webcam or built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, as well as microphone). Our staff can help you get set up if this is new to you. 

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