Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered and conversational method of communication designed to assist helping professionals address clients' ambivalence to change. MI is recognized as a core component of a variety of interventions used by service providers, including those in substance abuse/addiction services, mental health, primary healthcare, education, and criminal justice.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) training will help you to:

  • Develop unique listening and interviewing skills
  • Identify and explore client ambivalence
  • Respond to resistance
  • Elicit and strengthen client change-talk

Our MI training was developed specifically to meet CEU requirements for alcohol and drug counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, crisis counselors, nursing and allied health professionals.

To learn more about Motivational Interviewing techniques, visit motivationalinterviewing.org.


Program Details

To earn the certificate, you must successfully complete all of the following courses:

(It is recommended that you take these in the following order)

  • Motivational Interviewing- Introductory
  • Motivational Interviewing Learning Lab – Introductory
  • Motivational Interviewing – Intermediate
  • Motivational Interviewing Learning Lab- Intermediate

Ask your local CareerForce Center about funding! This certificate is a WIOA-certified training program. Check your employee benefits! See if you’re eligible for professional development funding.