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Motivational Interviewing: Enabling Therapeutic Change

Webinar - 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET -This program is co-sponsored by J&K Seminars, LLC and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. REGISTRATION CLOSED

February 26, 2021

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6 hours CE Credit for Most Professionals

Seminar Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling method for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change by creating an accepting and collaborative relationship and paying special attention to the language of change.
With MI, ambivalence about change can be resolved and plans for change put into practice.
With more than 1,000 published studies and application in a wide variety of mental health, substance use, and health behavior settings, MI is an approach whose brevity, adaptability, and clinical wisdom have made it especially appealing to practitioners.
In this lively and interactive webinar, Dr. Zuckoff will describe, illustrate, and demonstrate how MI can be used to help clients change.


Objectives - Participants will be able to describe:

  • The relationship between ambivalence, resistance, and motivation for change
  • The Spirit and Processes of MI
  • How to engage clients by avoiding traps, establishing trust, and defusing discord
  • How to increase importance and confidence for change by recognizing, responding to, and evoking change talk
  • How to use the Values Card Sort and Scaling strategies to enhance motivation and readiness to change



9 a.m. Ambivalence and Change: The Spirit and Processes of Motivational Interviewing

  • When do people change?
  • How can we facilitate change?

10:30 Break

10:45 The Engaging Process: Establishing Trust and Safety

  • Using OARS
  • Avoiding traps and defusing discord

12:15 p.m.Lunch

1:00 The Evoking Process: Building Importance of Change

  • Recognizing, responding to, and evoking desire, reasons, and need for change
  • The Values Card Sort

2:30 Break

2:45 The Evoking Process: Strengthening Confidence for Change

  • Recognizing, responding to, and evoking ability to change
  • Scaling confidence

4:15 Adjournment