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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Erin Evans

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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Course Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based collaborative communication style showed to be effective at strengthening an individual’s own motivation and commitment to change.

This course is an introductory to the basic concepts and fundamentals of MI focusing on the key principles, spirit, and core skills. Competency in MI requires further training, time, and practice but with this introductory course, you will leave with practical strategies to better engage your clients in the process of change. Through the use of individual examples, role plays, videos, and songs, you will experience a fully interactive learning process and hopefully increase your own motivation for personal change.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe 3 communication styles and ways to use each effectively
  2. Describe 4 strategies of MI (OARS): open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries.
  3. Identify types of change talk.
  4. Explain the key steps to giving effective feedback
  5. Identify when the MI approach is best utilized


Chris Miles is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing mental health services in healthcare settings. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has provided MI training to over 450 healthcare professionals throughout Mission Hospital, various Mission Medical Associates practices, Mission Health Partners, Heart Path, & Care Partners Home Health.


Continuing Education Credit: 

October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469


Application has been made and pending approval by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board for up to 5 Substance Abuse Specific hours. Approval #


 Application has been made and pending approval by LPCA-GA


Refund Policy:

Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to



All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left.  If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left. 


Have questions about Introduction to Motivational Interviewing? Contact Erin Evans

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October Road, Inc.
119 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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