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Personal Development

Motivational Interviewing (2 Days)

This course is designed to help line staff that work with individuals that may lack motivation to change negative situations. Motivational interviewing focuses on giving you the skills to establish a collaborative approach to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change. This two-day course teaches the basics of motivational interviewing. You will learn how to form a collaborative, person-centered approach that strengthens motivation to change.

    Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify the key concepts involved in motivational interviewing.
    • Identify, examine and resolve an individual’s lack of motivation in changing negative behavior.
    • Work in a collaborative approach to foster change.
    • Understand approaches to expressing empathy.
    • Understand how to use open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS).

    Competencies: Coaching; Mentoring

      Intended Audience: Public sector employees that work with the public in some type of counseling relationship.

      Scheduled Class Location and Dates
      City / Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
      1 Olympia

      Enterprise Services, Department. of
      1500 Jefferson Street E
      Olympia, WA 98501
      • Mar 23 2020 8:00am-4:30pm
      • Mar 24 2020 8:00am-4:30pm
      $165.00 Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:00 Larry Iverson