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Motivational Interview Skills Training

Counselors, therapists, educators, and health care providers all know the frustration involved in trying to help people make wise and healthy behavior changes. Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers a set of skills and strategies to increase your effectiveness in helping others, while decreasing your own levels of stress and frustration. Our training program is designed to teach you to use MI to improve communication, build collaborative working relationships, and improve engagement and adherence to behavior change recommendations.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

According to Miller & Rollnick (2002), "Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of communication rather than a set of techniques. It is not a bag of tricks for getting people to do what they don't want to do; rather, it is a fundamental way of being with and for people – a facilitative approach to communication that evokes change."

MI is an effective evidence-based approach used to enhance motivation and readiness to change. It is an alternative to traditional persuasive counseling or interpersonal approaches. It is an effective tool for helping people to resolve the normal ambivalence that keeps many people from making desired changes in their lives.

What Would You Learn?

  • Definition of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Spirit of MI
  • Fundamental principles of MI
  • Skills building practices
  • Handling Resistance
  • Motivation and cultural issues
  • Interactive discussion and practice of Brief Interventions using MI

Who Should Attend?

  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Law Enforcement/Probation/Parole
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Educators
  • Department of Corrections Workers
  • Home Health Counselors
  • Dieticians
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Pastoral/Clergy/Counselors


Ana L. Moseley, LISW, ACSW Ana L. Moseley, LISW, ACSW, is the Clinical Director of SDCCHP, a non-profit organization that provides statewide implementation, training and support of SBIRT integrated Behavioral Health Services. Ana has been providing clinical services for adults, children, adolescents, and families since 1984. During the past three years, the focus of her practice has been primarily developing, providing, and supervising integrative Mental Health Services at primary care organizations and school-based clinics. Ana is a member of NASW and the Association of Certified social Workers (ACSW). She provides introductory, advanced, and specialty focused MI trainings and provides clinical supervision for advanced skills development.

Ana is a member of NASW and the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Organization (MINT). She provides introductory, advanced and specialty focused MI trainings and provides clinical supervision for advanced skills development.
Thomas Peterson, Ph.D. Thomas R. Peterson, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Director of SDCCHP, is a licensed ClinicalPsychologist. He has been providing training and supervision in MI for counselors providing integrated behavioral health services in outpatient medical settings for several years. He received his MI supervisor training from Dr .William R. Miller and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).


The Sangre de Cristo Community Health Partnership can tailor trainings to fit your needs, inclusive of training sessions for Spanish speakers. In addition, we can provide coaching and supervision subsequent to MI training.

Trainings are offered via the following:

  • On-site
  • Webinars
  • Telehealth/Televideo
  • Classroom

Continuing Education Units/Credits (CEU's) are available for any of the trainings. SDCCHP is an approved sponsor of continuing education units/credits of the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. Some of these hours include discussion of cultural issues required by many state boards.

For further information, please contact us.


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