Next Introductory 2 Day Workshop:   Thursday-Friday January 24-25th, 2019

Next Intermediate/Advanced 2 Day Workshop:  Spring 2019

Below Information is for LIVE workshops.

Click here for information on the VIRTUAL Workshops- next one Monday November 12th, 9 am-1pm PST

Do you have clients who can’t seem to make a positive change in their lives and are stuck in the same story?

  • Do you feel like you’re experiencing the same conversation with your client each time you see them?
  • Would you like to be able to have a different conversation with them that navigates towards change?

How do you move the conversation forward out of “discord” and “sustain-talk” and move your clients towards “change talk”?

Although ambivalence for behavior change is normal and a person can remain stuck in this cycle for years, one Motivational Interviewing conversation can create a shift in perspective and movement towards that desired change.

In these workshops you will learn how to:

  • Roll with resistance with clients who are ambivalent with change.
  • Identify the back story of what the client may not be telling you.
  • Differrentiate and practice simple and complex reflections.
  • Practice skills to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk”.
  • Recognize and identity MI skills through role play.
  • Advance in all MI skills with focus on reducing client resistance to changing behavior.
  • Practice using advanced skills and demonstration or OARS with feedback.
  • Code video and audio tapes for OARS, collaboration, partnership, change talk.
  • Observe demonstrations of MI techniques.

Intermediate/Advanced Workshops will also include:

  • Recognizing and reflecting DARN(Desire, Ability, Reason, Need) statements through exercises to increase “change talk” in your clients.
  • Introduction to the MI coding system called the MITI 4.2.1 which shows levels of collaboration, partnership, empathy and change talk during conversations with clients to increase awareness of MI language.
  • Watching video or hearing audio tapes and coding for OARS (open-questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries).

Train the Trainer Advanced Workshop — see this page for information.

This workshop is geared towards professionals working alongside clients with goals of health-related behavior change: physicians, nurses, health educators care managers, dietitians, social workers, counselors, psychologists, dentists, dental hygienists, life coaches, mediators, clergy, probation/corrections officers, school counselors, teachers, personal trainers, etc.

What’s included in registration:

  • 12 Hours of training
  • Resource materials
  • Snack and Beverages

**Please know I do not offer CEU’s for training, except for RD’s.

Schedule for 2-day training

9am-4pm both days

Address for Training:

Intermediate Virtual 4 hour training – Monday, November 12th, 2018 9 am – 1 pm PST $155.oo.

Early bird till November 1st and then increases to $195 after that date.

Introductory Training – Thursday-Friday, January 24-25th 2019 – $450.00

Early bird till January 1st and then increases to $525.00 after that date.

Email Susan or call 310-828-4476 to register. Send in flyer below with registration to office address.


Workshop Dates and Fees



Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel and it is more than 30 days of the scheduled training date you are entitled to 50 percent of fees paid or the full amount as credit towards the next training. No refunds for trainings if cancellation is less than 30 days but a credit may be issued towards the next scheduled training if space is available.