This certificate program is designed to provide not only the resources and information necessary for gaining MI knowledge through course content, but also the opportunity for practicing and improving actual MI skills. This will be accomplished through experiential learning activities, feedback and coaching. The structure of the course was created with the working professional in mind, with a combination of in-person and online classes using a variety of teaching methods.
MI adherent skills of participants will be evaluated prior to the first class and then again, after course completion, so participants will have a concrete measure of their MI 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 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 30 participants and only those enrolled in the program will be permitted to participate in the sessions.