Motivational Interviewing: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing Introduction provides an introduction to the set of counseling techniques called Motivational Interviewing (MI). Motivational interviewing is a technique in which you become a helper in the change process and express acceptance of your client. Motivational Interviewing can guide the resistant client through the change process as it is client-centered, treats the client as the expert in their life, and empowers the client to develop the right skills for self-evaluation and change goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key skill sets that reflect the Motivational Interviewing (M1) approach to client care.
  • Distinguish the demographics of clients, one size does not fit all.
  • Incorporate the spirit of MI into all aspects of the treatment experience.
  • Feel confident when treating the client as the expert in their life.
  • Avoid a confrontational approach.

Additional information


Earn 1.5 CEUs


This course is online.


Take this course anytime after enrollment.