This online course provides an overview of the method of motivational interviewing (MI) and examines how and why MI works. It focuses on:
- The efficacy and effectiveness of MI
- The facilitative role of the spirit of
the method in attending to client language about change.
- MI as a method of communication
- how the spirit of the method, and
foundational interviewing skills are used in practice to enhance client
engagement in treatment
and contribute to client outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course,
you will be able to:
- define and critique the clinical method of
MI, indicating its purpose, how it is used and how it works.
- summarize and discuss the efficacy and
effectiveness of MI research applicable to your practice.
- describe the four components of the spirit of
- establish relationship with clients that are
characterized by partnership, acceptance, compassion and evocation.
- describe the three communication styles of MI
and the five foundational interviewing skills of MI.
- use OARS skills (open questions,
affirmations, reflective statements, and summaries) to identify and explore
issues to be addressed in a patient encounter, including the patient’s context
- provide information and advice in a style
consistent with MI in patient
- analyze practice experience,
identify practice gaps and implement changes to ensure
performance improvement in the foundational MI skills.
It is appropriate for health care practitioners, allied health care and peer support workers with direct client care responsibilities, who provide conversation/consultation about behavioral changes across a range of health-related issues.
The course offers 23 hours of mixed mode learning, and includes four modules with a MI
treatment development clinic and a practice-based learning
MI Foundations of Practice Course_ September 1 2017.pdf
must have prior
experience in counselling and clinical communication skills or possess equivalent client care
experience in order to participate (the program will not teach basic counselling and
The course is led by CAMH staff members from diverse disciplines in health care, and who are members of the Motivational Interviewing Network.
Click on this web link to register
September 1: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2618087d2ad
Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the,
- College of Family
Physicians of Canada
and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 25
- Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada –Section 1: approved by Continuing
Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
for 25 Section 1 Credits
- Canadian Counselling
and Psychotherapy Association: 22.5 continuing education hours
- Canadian Addiction
Counsellors Certification Federation: 22.5 continuing education hours
The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors,
Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP): 23 continuing education hours/credits
- Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext. 36732