Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Skills (Spring 2023)


4/12/2023 – 5/10/2023

Live Learning Sessions:
11 am - 12 pm MT on Wednesdays

April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10



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 and familiarity with OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries)


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)
Brought to you by the Patient Navigation and Community Health Worker Training program with funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). 
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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