Blended learning with a 1-day Motivational Interviewing Clinic
This course is based on the four-process model of motivational
interviewing based on the
book, Motivational Interviewing: Helping
People Change (Third edition, 2013). It prepares practitioners to implement the four-process model in diverse
This course 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.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- discuss and critique each component of the MI four-process model from the perspective of the
client as well as the practitioner.
- 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 and preferences
- describe and differentiate
the concepts of, “change talk”, “sustain talk” and “discord”.
- apply knowledge of the
therapeutic strategies used in the evoking process of MI in their practice
- elicit, reinforce and
respond to change talk and commitment language in a style consistent with MI in patient consultation sessions.
- apply six strategies to
respond to sustain talk in a style consistent with MI in patient consultation sessions.
- apply four strategies
to respond to discord in a style consistent with MI in patient consultation sessions.
- articulate and describe six signs of
readiness for the transition of moving from the evoking process to the planning
- analyze practice
experience, identify practice
gaps and implement
changes to ensure performance improvement in the four processes of MI.
This course offers 35 hours of mixed mode learning, and combines
four interactive online modules with 1-day motivational intervieiwng treatment development clinic
and a practice-based individual learning component.
engaging and focusing processes
to sustain talk and discord
- 1-day motivational interviewing treatment development
- It is expected that participants will have prior experience in
counselling and clinical communication skills. The program will not teach basic
counselling and therapy skills
- Participants will also have completed introductory level training in the
method and spirit of MI.
Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR):
- To discuss PLAR options, please contact email@example.com
The course is led by CAMH staff members from diverse disciplines in health care, and who are members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international collective of trainers in MI.
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 38.5
- Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada –Section 1: approved by Continuing
Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
for 38.5 Section 1 Credits
- Canadian Counselling and
Psychotherapy Association: 34 continuing education hours
- Canadian Addiction
Counsellors Certification Federation: 34 continuing education hours
- The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP): 35 continuing education hours/credits
This course is held under the auspices of the:
- Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario
- Sandra Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com
- Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext. 36732