Motivational Interviewing Training

A professional skilled in Motivational Interviewing (MI) can create an environment that provides youth the opportunity to disclose information about their risk, improve their motivation to change and to seek information on how to do so.

Why MI?

  • A professional’s lack of skills and confidence are the biggest barriers to providing effective risk reduction coaching to youth.
  • Giving information alone is not enough to promote behavior change and often causes more resistance in youth.
  • Learning how to apply MI in real-world practice requires a hands-on and interactive approach.

What’s included:

  • Online, interactive learning modules with 8 CE or CME credits. Accessible 24/7, participants complete these modules at their own pace – providing a more robust and effective onsite training session.
  • Onsite Workshop to translate MI knowledge into effective practice. The MI workshops support effective adult learning by providing a dynamic and engaging experience for participants including real life examples, video demonstrations, observations, role plays and group activities that build from the online learning modules.

Interactive Learning + In-person Training = Effective Communication

“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 shate 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

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

Meet the Trainers

Dr. Jennifer Salerno
Chris Robinson
Dr. Lydia McBurrows
Chris Jurasek

Want to learn more? Schedule a call with one of our team members!