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Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Tuesday, March 08, 2022, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Advanced Motivational interviewing*

Dates: March 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 MST /11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $65 member/ $85 non-member
*This training is designed for professionals and community members that have attended a Motivational Interviewing 101 or basic training within the past five years.

Motivational Interviewing is an empathic, person-centered approach that prepares people for change by helping them resolve ambivalence, enhance intrinsic motivation, and build confidence to change.” (Kraybill and Morrison, 2007).  Advanced Motivational Interviewing is designed to increase the efficacy of the professional using Motivational Interviewing.  Attendees should have a foundational level of understanding of Motivational Interviewing by having attended a basics or 101 training in the past 5 years.  In Advanced Motivational Interviewing learners will increase their ability to engage clients and use their MI skills to elicit change talk, respond to discord and sustain talk and move the client towards pro-social behavior change.  Attendees will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and application of the four process of MI as well as practice and improve their use of open questions, affirmation, reflective listening and summary reflections (O.A.R.S.).  Three half-day sessions are required for the delivery of this course over the period of 3 weeks.  Key training objectives include:
  • Review Motivational Interviewing 101 Principles
  • Learn ways to strengthen the four processes of MI
  • Practice and apply O.A.R.S to elicit and strengthen Change Talk
  • Practice and apply O.A.R.S to respond to Discord and Sustain Talk


About the trainer:

Profile photo of Johnizan Bowers
Johnizan Bowers is the Education Coordinator at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Utah.  He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has been a motivational interviewing trainer since 2011.  Johnizan has provided many MI trainings virtually including 101, 102, boosters and specific MI trainings for judges.