Intermediate: Beyond the Basics

Intermediate MI Training:  Beyond the Basics

This 2 or 3 day intermediate workshop is highly experiential and designed for individuals who have taken the Introduction to MI workshop, and using MI in their practice.  It is encouraged that staff complete a minimum of 6 hours real-world coaching prior to taking this workshop.

Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to move from basic understanding MI to basic MI competence in their areas of work. Learning activities will include:

  • Videotape examples.
  • Many small group exercises.
  • Participant practice with feedback.
  • Instructor demonstration.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

  • Explore the “Spirit of MI” and engagement strategies.
  • Understand the difference between ambivalence and resistance.
  • Explore the balance between the technical and relational components of the evoking process.
  • Be able to demonstrate the key principles of a guiding, person-centered counselling style.
  • Increase their ability to use the Micro-skills within the Four Processes.
  • Deepen their understanding and ability to demonstrate the Evoking Process.
  • Strengthen their ability to hear, elicit and strengthen change talk.

Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to move from basic competence to more advanced clinical skillfulness in their areas of work.