Classroom Course » Motivational Interviewing: Introduction and Beyond

Dates & Times:
February 20, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Hosted By:
DBH Training Institute
This class is full.


Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative communication style that helps people resolve ambivalence and strengthen intrinsic motivation for behavior change.  While some decisions to change are simpler, it’s common for one to experience ambivalence about change. Motivational Interviewing is a clinical tool used to help clients make decisions about change. This training will provide behavioral health professionals with the skills to help establish interactive communications which promote the process for behavior change. Through interactive activities, attendees will become equipped to recognize and utilize the clinical techniques, and practical application of Motivational Interviewing. 

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing

  2. Identify client language as types of change talk.

  3. Demonstrate how ‘reflections’ and ‘questions’ guides clients toward change talk

  4. Demonstrate ability to use Motivational Interviewing through role-play exercises

DBH 64 New York Avenue
Training Room (284E)
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Driving Directions:
64 New York Avenue is located at the intersection of Florida, New York and First Streets, NE. Metro: Take the red line to the Noma/Gallaudet University (previously called New York Avenue) metro stop. Walk west on N Street and turn right at 1st Street NE. Cross over New York Avenue. You will see a large clock tower with the number 64. Enter through the gate and walk toward the entrance in the middle of the building, which is the second building entrance.
There are three parking lots for attendees that charge between $7-10, regardless of duration. They only accept cash payment. There is also street parking in the blocks adjacent to 64 NY Avenue, but be mindful of posted restrictions.
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