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Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D.

Motivational Interviewing
Fueling the Fire for Change

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Participants will be able to describe:
  • The MI model of motivation for change
  • The Spirit and Four Processes of MI
  • How to avoid traps and engage clients using the core OARS skills
  • How to collaboratively develop a focus for an MI conversation
  • How to increase importance and confidence for change by recognizing, responding to, and eliciting change talk
  • How to recognize and distinguish sustain talk and discord and how to respond effectively to reduce them
  • How to recognize and strengthen readiness

Topics Covered

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing
  • Ambivalence and motivation for change
  • Talking with people about change: The interpersonal nature of resistance
The MI Model of Facilitating Change
  • The Spirit of MI
  • The Four Processes of MI
The Process of Engaging
  • Avoiding Traps
  • Open Questions, Affirmation, Reflection, Summary: Using the core OARS skills
The Processes of Focusing and Evoking, Part 1: Change Talk
  • Setting the agenda and establishing direction
  • Recognizing change talk
  • Responding to change talk
Reframing Resistance: Sustain Talk and Discord
  • Distinguishing sustain talk and discord from each other
  • Responding to sustain talk
  • Responding to discord
The Process of Evoking, Part 2: Building Importance of Change
  • Developing discrepancy in MI
  • Strategies for evoking desire, reasons, and need for change
  • The Values Card Sort
The Process of Evoking, Part 3: Building Confidence for Change
  • Strengthening self-efficacy in MI
  • Strategies for evoking ability to change
  • Scaling importance and confidence
The Process of Planning
  • Recognizing readiness and strengthening commitment to change
  • Developing an MI change plan
  • Effective advice-giving: When and How

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Extra Test (12 CE Credits)
Extra Test (12 CE Credits)



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J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835