This 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.
*This training has a 1-3 day option – contact us to discuss the option that works best for your organization.
Based on the training length 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.
• Review of MI video and audio examples
• Participate in small and large group exercises
• Receive instructor feedback
• Observe an instructor demonstration
• Learn focused engagement strategies
• Learn how to strategically set a change goal (focusing process)
• Deepen understanding difference between ambivalence and discord
• Further explore the balance between the technical and relational components of
• the evoking process
• Deepen their communication skills as they transition through the Four Processes
• of MI
• Learn how to use the Micro-Skills (Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries) in all Four Processes
Enabling practitioners to:
• Demonstrate the key principles of a guiding, person-centered conversations that
are directional towards change
• 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