Date: August 1, 2017
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 providers 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 two-week practice-based individual learning
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
Information on continuing education credits will be provided.
- Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext. 36732