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Course Overview

In this course, you will learn about the Motivational Interviewing approach to helping people discover their own desire and ability to make difficult changes. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way of communicating that draws out people’s own thoughts and beliefs in order to help them resolve ambivalence about change. In addition to examining the underlying spirit of MI, you will learn specific skills and techniques that will support the MI processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning with clients as they discover their own reasons for change. You will also learn about the varied settings in which MI is currently being practiced. Licensed clinicians in a helping profession will benefit from this course, whether it is used to learn about MI for the first time or to reinforce your knowledge of MI’s important principles. The course uses a blend of instructive information and interactive exercises to help you understand and apply its core concepts. 

About the Course Author

Christopher is a Clinical Social Worker and Motivational Interviewing Trainer. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Grinnell College and his Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is dually licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Christopher pursued extensive additional training in the practice and teaching of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a well-documented and evidenced-based practice geared to help people find their own reasons for change. His professional experience over the last fifteen years spans a wide variety of fields, including schools, wilderness therapy programs, hospitals, and mental health centers. In addition to direct clinical work, he has led trainings on Motivational Interviewing to a diverse range of practitioners, including educators, prison outreach workers, health care professionals, and therapists. Although primarily located in Western North Carolina, Christopher provides trainings throughout the United States. 

Christopher de Beer LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.75HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.75HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.75 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.70HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.7 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.75 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.75HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

    Content Area: C2; P2
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.75HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.75 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.75HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.75HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-MI-V2
  • Hours:

    1.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the foundational principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing.; Employ basic Motivational Interviewing skills to help clients resolve ambivalence in favor of change.; Identify how Motivational Interviewing is used in different practice settings.; List how the 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing help clients consider their own reasons for change.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    A. About This Course
    B. Learning Objectives
    Section 2: An Overview of Motivational Interviewing
    A. Meet Jonathan
    B. What is Motivational Interviewing?
    C. Goals of Motivational Interviewing
    D. Technical Definition of Motivational Interviewing
    E. How Does Motivational Interviewing Work?
    F. Review
    G. Summary
    Section 3: Motivational Interviewing Spirit and Avoiding Traps
    A. The Importance of Motivational Interviewing Spirit
    B. Partnership
    C. Acceptance
    D. Compassion
    E. Evocation
    F. Motivational Interviewing Spirit in Practice
    G. Let’s Practice
    H. Motivational Interviewing Traps
    I. Meet Hassan
    J. Summary
    Section 4: Motivational Interviewing Processes
    A. How Does Change Occur?
    B. Ambivalence: A Normal Part of Change
    C. Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing
    D. Engaging
    E. Focusing
    F. Evoking
    G. The Importance of Change Talk
    H. Listening for Change Talk
    I. Sustain Talk
    J. Let’s Practice!
    K. Discord
    L. Planning
    M. Linear and Recursive Movement
    N. How this Works in Practice
    O. Meet Candice
    P. Summary
    Section 5: Motivational Interviewing Skills
    A. Technical Proficiency in Motivational Interviewing
    B. OARS: MI Micro-Skills
    C. Open-Ended Questions
    D. Affirmations
    E. Sources for Affirmations
    F. Reflective Listening
    G. Thinking Reflectively
    H. Types of Reflective Listening Statements
    I. Let’s Practice!
    J. Using Summaries
    K. Types of Summaries
    L. Examples of Summaries
    M. Information Exchange
    N. Let’s Practice!
    O. Skills for Eliciting Change Talk
    P. The Importance/Confidence Ruler
    Q. Looking Back
    R. Query Extremes
    S. Explore Goals and Values
    T. Looking Forward
    U. Establish a Language of Commitment
    V. Meet Marie
    W. Summary
    Section 6: Integrating Motivational Interviewing Across Different Practices
    A. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Your Practice
    B. Motivational Interviewing and Substance Use Disorders
    C. Motivational Interviewing within the Justice System
    D. Motivational Interviewing and Mental Health
    E. Motivational Interviewing and Suicidality
    F. Motivational Interviewing and Health Maintenance Behaviors
    G. Meet Robert
    H. Meet Celeste
    I. Summary
    Section 7: Conclusion
    A. Summary
    B. Course Contributors
    C. Resources
    D. References
    E. Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.