Training Options

Trainings can be customized to fit your organization's needs and designed for different levels of prior experience with MI.  Workshops 3 hours in length or longer allow a greater balance of lecture, demonstration, experiential exercises, and discussion.  While MI is a general style, training content can be focused around a particular area of interest (e.g., MI in inpatient settings, or in exam room consultations).  Each participant will receive an extensive workshop manual for reference beyond the training.

About MI (1 hour)

- Learn about MI method & spirit

- Brief history of MI

- Overview of evidence

- Brief practice (1)

- Video example/demonstration

 

One-Day Workshop (6-8 hours)

​- Learn about MI method & spirit

- Understand process of change

- Identify change/sustain talk

- Practice each element of O.A.R.S.

- Spirit exericse: Acceptance

- 2-3 Video examples/demonstration

- Strategies for evoking change talk

- Small group discussions

- Applications to setting

Half-day Workshop (3-4 hours)

​- Learn about MI method & spirit

- Understand process of change

- Identify change/sustain talk

- Practice 2 elements of O.A.R.S.

- Video example/demonstration

- Small group discussions

- Applications to setting

Two-Day Workshop (12-16 hours)

Everything from Full Day plus:

- Responding to discord/sustain talk

- Strategies when importance/confidence is low

- Evaluating skills (based on MITI)

- Developing post-training learning plan

- Practice putting O.A.R.S. and spirit together in longer interviews