Classroom Course » Motivational interviewing: Introduction and Beyond (2-day Training-of-Trainers)

Dates & Times:
May 21, Tuesday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 22, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hosted By:
DBH Training Institute

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This 2-Day course is designed to prepare trainers, supervisors, and other management level employees who work within the DBH system to be both experts and educators in Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical tool used to help clients make decisions about change. Motivational interviewing is a collaborative communication style that helps people resolve ambivalence and strengthen intrinsic motivation for behavior change. The first training day will focus on the practical application of Motivational Interviewing.   The second training day will focus on building confidence and skill in the delivery of educational concepts associated with Motivational Interviewing. Theories of adult learning, instructional design and basic facilitation skills are reviewed. By the end of the 2-day TOT, each attendee will prepare and facilitate a portion of the curriculum which reinforces competency and enhances presentation skills.

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing
  2. Explain why and how motivational interviewing is an effective counseling style.
  3. Identify client language as types of change talk.
  4. Demonstrate how ‘reflections’ and ‘questions’ guides client toward change talk
  5. Demonstrate ability to use Motivational Interviewing through role-play exercises
  6. Identify at least two facilitation methods that motivate adults to learn.
  7. Demonstrate successful facilitation of a 15-minute teach-back on the skills and application of Motivational Interviewing.
  8. Demonstrate clinical mastery of motivational interviewing concepts by delivering constructive feedback after each teach back presentation.
Intended Audience:

Trainers, supervisors and other management-level employees of mental health and/or substance use agencies

DBH 64 New York Avenue
Training Room (284E)
64 New York Avenue, NE
2nd Floor - East
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
(202) 671-0343
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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 first entrance of the building.
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