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Motivational interviewing (MI): Promoting treatment integrity (Level 1: Part 3)

Date: May 1, 2018


This online course focuses on implementing the four-process model of motivational interviewing (MI) based on the treatment integrity levels developed by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick.  This course offers 14.5 hours of learning.

The course will also provide coaching and feedback on practice​ in three elements reflecting the engaging, focusing and evoking processes of MI,

  • use of person-centered non-authoritarian counselling skills and specifically the therapeutic skill of accurate empathy
  • establishing (in collaboration with the client) one or more change goals toward with the intervention is directed
  • differentially  evoking and strengthening clients own motivational statements (change talk and commitment to change)  ​



  Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • discuss and interpret how to use the four processes of MI in conversations about change across diverse practice settings.

  • critique and discuss the MI approach to resolving client ambivalence about change

  • implement the four-process model of MI in their  practice  setting based on treatment integrity measures described by MI developers William Miller and Stephen Rollnick.

  • analyze practice experience, identify practice gaps and implement changes to ensure performance improvement in the treatment integrity measures of MI.​



This course is appropriate for health care practitioners, allied health care and peer support workers with direct clinet care responsibilities, who provide conversation/consultation about behavioral changes across a range of health-related issues.



The course includes two modules with a MI treatment development clinic, and a  practice-based individual learning component.



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 following areas
  • An overview of the method and spirit of MI
  • Five core interviewing skills ( open questions, affirmation, reflections, summary and provide advice and information)
  • The four processes in MI (engaging, focusing, evoking and planning)​


Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR): 

  • To discuss PLAR options, please contact


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 of MI.


  • Computer headset with microphone

 Cost: $750.00


Click on this web link to register:​


This 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 14  Mainpro+ credits.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada –Section 1: approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for 14 Section 1 Credits
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: 14.5 continuing education hours
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation: 14.5 continuing education hours
  • The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP): 14.5 continuing education hours/credits



Sandra Bennett 

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  • Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext. 36732


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