An exploration of how four MI techniques can be effectively implemented

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  • Course Description

    This course offers an emphasis on the four primary conversational techniques used in motivational interviewing conversations: Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summaries (OARS). OARS offers learners an opportunity to develop a common language or checklist of skills to begin their intentional practice of MI. These nuanced, skill-based techniques include both verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors. Participants will learn how to define each technique and construct OARS questions and statements consistent with the MI Spirit. Opportunities for “in the moment” practice will be provided so participants can quickly apply newly learned material. A review of the research on the importance of adherence to MI-consistent techniques will also be provided.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Identify the 5 functions of a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program; Describe the 4 treatment modalities in a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate


    Series-Based Course
    Please note that this course is part II of a three-part series about Motivational Interviewing. This course can be taken alone or as part of the series.

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Instructor

Motivational Interviewing Expert

Robert Scholz, LMFT #41601, LPCC #1325

Risk Management and Motivational Interviewing Expert Trainer

Robert is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor who has worked with adolescents, adults and families for 20 years. Robert brings expertise in the areas of addiction, men’s emotional health, sports psychology, family violence and college mental health to his private practice in Westlake Village, CA. As a highly-experienced couples and family therapist, Robert is also trained to provide premarital counseling using the well-known Prepare-Enrich assessment. Prior to his time in private practice, Robert spent a decade at Pepperdine University serving as the Assistant Director of their Counseling Center and Coordinator of their Alcohol and Drug Program, and also acted as the Clinical Director for a large mental health organization in Westlake Village, CA. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Robert regularly conducts trainings at local and national conferences for professionals in the fields of mental health, higher education, and community corrections. He is an expert on the topic of motivational interviewing and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has co-authored several professional publications on the topics of addiction, the psychology of men and developing community partnerships to address family violence. Robert, who is married and has a spirited young son, loves living in the Conejo Valley, hiking the local mountains, making pottery, and as a former college athlete, engaging in a variety of sports.

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