Next Introductory 2 Day Workshop:   January 23-24, 2020

Next Intermediate/Advanced 2 Day Workshop:  October 24-25th 2019

Below Information is for LIVE workshops.

Click here for information on the VIRTUAL Workshops- Next Introductory Monday November 4th, 9 am – 1pm PST and next Intermediate is Monday December 9th, 9 am – 1 pm PST.

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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:

  • Evoke motivation with clients who are ambivalent with change.
  • Identify the back story of what the client may not be telling you.
  • Differentiate 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 (advanced)
  • 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 for in-person trainings

Schedule for 2-day training:  9am-4pm both days

Schedule for Virtuals – Mondays 9 am – 1 pm PST

November 4th Virtual Introductory training –  $195

December 9th, Virtual Intermediate Training – $155 till November 9th and then $195

Intermediate/Advanced Training October 24-25th $525.00

Early bird for Introductory Training January 23-24th $450 till December 23rd and then $525.00


Workshop Dates and Fees



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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.