Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing Training for Empowering Youth towards Change provides education and resources to enhance professional’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in using motivational interviewing (MI) strategies to provide effective and efficient youth risk coaching.

Interactive Learning + Personalized Training = Effective Communication

Get Started with Motivational Interviewing: Introductory Webinar

Get a birds eye view of what Motivational Interviewing (MI) is all about

  • This interactive introductory webinar is designed specifically for professionals who are dedicated to identifying and reducing risk factors among their youth populations and want to take their skills to the next level.
  • In just 2 hours participants will strengthen their ability to talk with youth about risks, healthy lifestyles, and more.

Skill Building: MITEY Change Online Course

Interactive, self-guided motivational interviewing skill building modules

MITEY Change Online Course Components:

Interactive, self-guided skill building modules

  • Interactive education and skill building on youth development, risk and effective use of MI strategies.
  • These modules support effective adult learning by providing a dynamic and engaging experience for participants including
    • Real life examples
    • Video demonstrations
    • Activities
    • Knowledge and Skill Checks

*includes 8+ continuing education credits: nursing, physician, social work, health educator, teacher

Course Outline

Module 1 Youth Development
Module 2 Health and Related Risk Status of Youth
Module 3 Strength-Based Approach
Module 4 Assumptions and Personal Comfort Levels
Module 5 Motivational Interviewing – The Basics
Module 6 Behavior Change
Module 7 OARS
Module 8 Change Talk
Module 9 SMART Plans
Module 10 Resistant Youth
Module 11 Communication Errors
Module 12 Youth Confidentiality
Module 13 Motivational Interviewing Elements Wrap‐Up

MITEY Change Workshop

Solidify the foundation of Motivational Interviewing you’ve built with individualized feedback and practice with trained professionals and group activities.

Option A: Organization Hosted Live Workshop

Our 3-hour workshops (hosted virtually or in person) translate MI knowledge gained from the self-guided learning modules into effective practice. The workshops support adult learning by providing a dynamic and engaging experience for participants with personalized feedback from experienced MI trainers.

Option B: Join Our Quarterly Live Virtual Workshop

To assist in translating new MI skills into practice, coaching from experienced trainers will be offered quarterly for participants who have completed the online course.

*additional fee required

“This training totally changed how I talk with my teen patients. I can already see the difference it is making in their attitudes and what they share with me!”
– Las Vegas, NV

“I have been through a lot of trainings and this training really blew me away. I believe this was one of the best trainings that I have attended, giving me practical tools to take back and use with teens.”
– Bronx, NY

“The trainers did an excellent job with modeling, teaching, and practicing skills and techniques alongside participants.”
– Flint, MI

Meet the Trainers

Dr. Jennifer Salerno
Dr. Natalie Kasiborski
Chris Robinson
Dr. Lydia McBurrows
Chris Jurasek
Jordyn Salerno

After Attending our MI Workshop…

Participants were more confident talking with youth about changing their risky behaviors
Participants rated their skills in counseling youth on changing their risky behavior as more effective
of participants said they would use the motivational interviewing strategies when counseling youth

Parent-focused Trainings

Equip your team with the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide your own parent workshops through our exclusive Teen Speak® Training of Educators, based on our Teen Speak curriculum. Teen Speak provides parents with effective, real-world communication strategies to reduce youth risk factors and build strong family relationships. Teen Speak can be facilitated in many ways to meet the needs of your participants – as workshops, book clubs, lunch and learns, one on one – you choose what works best.

Our Partners

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Possibilities for Change. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Other health professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, etc.) who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

CME Statement:

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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