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Cultivating Change Talk

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective strategy for evoking change for a variety of problem behaviors. Learn to identify change talk and practice promoting change in this highly-interactive, virtual program.

Key Program Information
Next Session Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Schedule May 11, 2021 – May 14, 2021

This class includes two live, interactive virtual sessions: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 8:30 am‐12:00 pm Central Time and Friday, May 14, 2021 8:30 am‐12:00 pm Central Time. Registrants will need to attend both sessions to complete the course.

Delivery Format Online

Help Your Clients Cultivate Change

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. One of the major benefits of MI is that it is very effective in short periods of time, allowing practitioners to help evoke change quickly. This style of change therapy is effective in many settings including health care, corrections, education, and more. 

In the program, Cultivating Change Talk, you will take a deeper dive into the concept of MI while also putting your knowledge into practice. You will understand your strengths in cultivating change talk and also learn where you can improve on your skills. In this highly-interactive virtual program, you will work in small groups to practice newly learned strategies with other participants. Instructor Mallori DeSalle has over 20 years of experience working in mental health, substance abuse and prevention and has worked with clients of all ages. Her engaging style will keep you interested while adding an effective change therapy strategy to your repertoire. 

Learn to recognize change talk and build on it while helping clients create a plan for changing behavior. Counselors, nurses, physicians, dieticians and physical therapists alike will benefit from becoming an expert in motivational interviewing. 

Learning Objectives for this Program:

1. Increase self‐awareness of strengths in the application of Motivational Interviewing.

2. Examine areas for development for identifying ChangeTalk.

3. Explore change talk responses through practice.

4. Determine direction for on‐going competency development.

Who Should Attend

Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and other professionals who want to effectively change problem behaviors with their patients or clients. This program is designed for practitioners who have a basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing.


Mallori DeSalle is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, medication‐assisted treatment specialist and an internationally certified prevention specialist and is currently earning her certification in therapeutic humor through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH). Over the last 20 years working in mental health, substance abuse and prevention fields, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and professionals serving in a variety of roles including: community prevention coordinator, therapist, substance use educator and trainer. Ms. DeSalle has worked with healthcare, behavioral healthcare and community based organizations to implement substance use prevention interventions for the last decade. Since 2008, Ms. DeSalle has
been faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington. Within the university, Ms. DeSalle serves Prevention Insights (a center at IUB) as the Director for SBIRT Implementation and Lead Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and listed on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center SBIRT Trainers’ Registry. Ms. DeSalle provides training and technical support with MI, SBIRT and a variety of other substance use and mental health related areas to multidisciplinary audiences both nationally and internationally. In addition to her work, she volunteers on the Board of Directors for AATH and the Cottey College Alumnae Executive Board.

Early Registration Deadline

Final Registration Deadline


Early Registration Fee $199.00

Standard Fee $229.00

Register by April 1 and save!

Fee includes interactive online instruction and digital program materials


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