Last day to register for the Fall 2016 Semester of the Certificate course is 8/20/16, 11:59pm


Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing

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You can now register and view a short introductory e-learning module about Motivational Interviewing.  The module is designed to give you a brief overview of MI, it's history and the major concepts involved in this incredibly important skill for supporting your patients' own motivations to change their health behaviors.  It will take you about an hour to view, and the cost is $70 payable with a credit card; you can register and view this anytime; there is no deadline.  Interested in learning more about MI?  REGISTER FOR INTRO TO MI HERE

If you are ready to engage in a more intensive study of MI and want to build solid skills, consider our Certificate Course.  The Red registration button in the left column will take you to that registration site.  Only click the button if you are ready to register for the full Certificate Course, which is a full semester course.

Learn about the full Certificate course design by viewing this short video.



Online training with a blend of live presentations and on-demand modules with active skills practice and coaching

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to helping patients change behavior.  Our curriculum is grounded in the literature describing effective Motivational Interviewing training and is tailored to busy primary care clinicians. Any healthcare professional can learn the techniques of MI, but our experience indicates, and research confirms, that maximizing the benefits for your patients takes an investment of time and practice in MI.

Participants who complete our course are awarded a Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing.

Who should take this course?

Healthcare professionals who wish to: 

  • Encourage patients to set and achieve goals for health maintenance and disease management
  • Facilitate tobacco cessation
  • Engage patients in active (non-pharmacological) management of chronic pain
  • Address issues of problematic alcohol, opiate, and other drug use
  • Improve patient's medication adherence
  • Promote engagement in other evidence based behavior changes approaches, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

What is the format of this course?

  • A blend of on-demand content lessons and active practice;
  • 5 online Lessons that can be accessed at any time on your computer;
  • 5 online live active practice Learning Labs to allow you to integrate skills into practice;
  • 2 recorded phone encounters with a trained Acting Patient, who will allow the learner to practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment.;
  • Written feedback on your strengths and opportunities for improvement. This feedback is provided using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) coding system, the preferred tool for evaluating Motivational Interviewing training and research;
  • 2 sessions of individual coaching with an expert in Motivational Interviewing.

Who teaches the course?

Dr. Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH is the Course Director.  An active primary care behavioral health clinician, he has marshaled a group of outstanding faculty with expertise in translating evidence-based behavioral interventions into the real-world demands of primary care practice.  Our presenters have extensive training in MI and are members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $1400, payable by credit card, check or PO.  Discounts are available for groups and for particpants affiliated with the University of Massachusetts;  please contact us for more information.

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