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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive counseling method aimed at enhancing intrinsic motivation that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior.

This course will discuss ambivalence and its role in client motivation, overall and specific to substance abuse issues. We will explore the five basic principles of motivational interviewing that can be used to address ambivalence and to facilitate the change process. We will also look at approaches to use with clients in the early stages of treatment.


This course will award 1 continuing education hour.  Please see the board approval box for course approval information.

Author:  Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC
Ms. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia.  She is credentialed in alcohol and other drug counseling.     

Course Information: 
Relevance and Target Audience:  This course is designed for master’s level counselors and social workers, addiction professionals, and nurses who work with clients with substance abuse issues.  
Content level:  Intermediate
Course Format:  This course is offered as a self-paced distance learning format (reading-based online activity)
System Requirements:  This course is offered online.  Internet connection required.

Course Completion Information:  To earn continuing education credit, professionals must register and pay the fee for the course.  They must read the content and demonstrate understanding by earning a minimum score of 70 percent on testing materials.  The certificate of completion will be able to be downloaded after the above is completed. Refunds and Cancellations will be granted upon request with the withdrawal of credit for the course. For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call 866-863-4225 or email ContactUs@BaysideCEU.com.

CEBroker Course ID:  20-903517
CEBroker Provider Number:  50-204
CEBroker Course ID:  20-654897
CEBroker Provider Number- 50-32499

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