This virtual certificate program is designed to provide the resources and information necessary for gaining MI knowledge through course content, and the opportunity for practicing and improving actual MI skills. This will be accomplished through experiential learning activities, feedback, and coaching. The structure of the program was created with the working professional in mind, with a combination of a-synchronous, daytime, and evening online classes that use a variety of teaching methods. Participants will be assessed on MI knowledge and foundational skills via a simulated client interaction. This MI-focused simulated client interaction will occur before the first virtual class and after course completion, so participants will have a concrete measure of their MI knowledge and skill development from start to finish. Topics from Core Concepts to Managing the “Mandated Client” will be covered. This program is appropriate for social workers, or other health science human service professionals, with a range of prior MI knowledge and experience. Additionally, with sessions on ethics, supervision, and leadership, this program contains information relevant to social workers in direct practice or administration and management. To maximize individualized feedback and coaching opportunities, space is limited to 40 participants and only those enrolled in the program will be permitted to participate in the sessions.

Lead Trainer: Mary Hodorowicz, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C, Member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

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