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What CIPC offers advanced practitioners of MI

Active practice with informed feedback can help you build and maintain your current MI skills.  We offer two pieces as one package, both are conducted over Zoom:

  • Individual practice sessions with an Acting Patient using several different scenarios.  Our specially trained acting patients will engage you in a conversation during which you will be able to practice Motivational Interviewing skills.  The interactions are recorded and are then recordings are scored using the widely recognized Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity tool (MITI).  You will receive both the recording and a copy of the coding results.
  • Individual coaching sessions with a professional MI coach.  The coach will review the coding results of an acting patient encounter and review the results with you while offering strategies for improving your MI skills.

Listen to a sample of an Acting Patient Encounter below. 

Both the acting patient sessions and the coaching sessions need to be scheduled well in advance, so we ask that you email the Center at for information on how to purchase these opportunities.

CME/CEs are not availble for these sessions. 


  • Two Practice Sessions with an Acting Patient
  • Feedback on MI skills in each of the two recorded sessions using the MITI 4 coding system
  • Two individual coaching sessions with a professional experienced MI coach

After the first Practice Session, there will be a gap of 2 months for the 2nd Practice Session so particpants can use the suggestions the MI coach made. This also allows for actual practice in the field during that gap. 


  • $550 per individual
  • payment can be made with a credit card or check 
  • group rates (10+) and UMass discounts available, please contact a learning specialist
  • Refund Policy: Click here for details

Advanced training with Ali Hall

Ali Hall, an internationally known MI practitioner, and teacher has been responsible for personalized coaching in our MI certificate course since its inception and has been chosen multiple times to lead training for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Here are her current offerings.

Self-Paced Course for Evaluation Fundamentals--we'll have a webcast later in 2020 for more in-depth learning:

Advancing Skills:


Coding and Coaching Lab options--acting encounters, feedback, etc.:

Three Day Virtual Coding and Coaching