Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style (1 CE Hour)


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Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style


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Course Description

Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Text:  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1999. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 35.) Available from:

The premise of humanistic psychology focuses on the capabilities of the individual to exercise free choices and change through the process of self-actualization.  Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic technique in which research has indicated efficacy in working with clients with substance abuse issues.  This basic one hour course adapted from Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment TIP:35 introduces motivational interviewing as a counseling style as it relates to clients with substance abuse disorders.

  1. Introduce the role of ambivalence as it relates to motivation and substance abuse.
  2. Examine the five principles of motivational interviewing.
  3. Present five opening strategies for early sessions.
  4. Review the efficacy of motivational interviewing.
  5. Discuss motivational interviewing and managed care.