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Conversations about Change II: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This online training is designed for those with prior introductory or intermediate training in Motivational Interviewing. This additional level of training will enhance participants’ skills and application of Motivational Interviewing strategies.

Key Program Information
Series Conversations about Change
Next Session Oct. 30, 2024 – Nov. 20, 2024
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Refine your motivational interviewing skills

This session builds on the concepts and skills learned in Conversations about Change: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing.  The focus is on deepening the application of these concepts and skills within participants’ unique work settings.  Participants will review the conceptual building blocks of MI, while also learning nuances of these concepts and practicing the application of core skills. The session includes learning a basic coding system to sharpen awareness of MI skills. 

This training includes an audio recording submission and written feedback from instructor, based on MITI 4.2.  The written feedback includes individual strengths and areas for improvement for each participant. 

It is recommended that participants take Conversations about Change: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, or to have at least 6 hours of MI training within the last 2 years prior to enrolling in the Advanced course.

Learn more about Conversations about Change: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Learning Objectives:

  • Refine five essential MI skills (OARS+I) through demonstration and practice
  • Navigate the four processes of Engagement, Focusing, Evoking and Planning, while using the five essential MI skills (OARS+I) appropriately in each process
  • Demonstrate advanced strategies to increase motivation for change
  • Practice strategies to effectively soften “sustain talk”
  • Observe and practice strategies to evoke “change talk”
  • Recognize MI adherent and non-adherent criteria, and identify counselor fidelity to MI
  • Demonstrate beginning-level understanding of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Version 4.2.1 behavior rating tool, including personal areas of strength and areas for improvement based on submitted audio recording sample
  • Demonstrate strategies for if, when, and how to initiate a change plan with clients
  • Create a plan for advancing the integration of MI skills into daily work
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Who should attend

Behavioral Health Professionals, Clinical Therapist, Educators, Health Care Providers, Health Education Specialists, Home Health Workers, Human Services Professionals, Nurses, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Public Health Professionals, Social Workers and other professionals that want to effectively change problem behaviors with their patients.


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    Kay Eibl, M.A., LPC is a licensed professional counselor who has counseled individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns in both private and public settings over the last 9 years. Currently, she works as a Disability Specialist at Waukesha County Technical College, where she supports students with disabilities in reaching their academic goals. Kay is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and she is passionate about helping all types of professionals become the best listeners that they can be.

CEU Information
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Participants will earn 12 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Additional Information

This course begins online via Canvas on October 30th, 2024. Participants will complete 4 hours of independent work on Canvas throughout the month. In addition to this, participants will join two live and interactive sessions on Zoom: November 6th and 20th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Participants are recommended to have taken Conversations about Change: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing or have received at least 6 hours of prior MI training within the last 2 years.


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Fee includes online course instruction, digital materials, performance based feedback, and two live Zoom sessions.