4-Week Online Course | Applications of Motivational Interviewing in Behavioral Health Treatment

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered counseling method for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about changing health risk behaviors. This course will explore the principles and applications of Motivational Interviewing in behavioral health services. It will examine the spirit and principles of Motivational Interviewing, its fundamental method and how to tailor Motivational Interviewing in work with consumers of mental health and addiction services. Emphasis will be placed on helping people resolve ambivalence about changing health risk behaviors, evoking change talk, change planning, applications of Motivational Interviewing skills with different mental health, addiction and health behaviors across a variety of clinical settings, and the latest developments in Motivational Interviewing.


 How It Works

This is a four-week, online course that begins on 1/18/2018 and ends on 2/15/2018.. Each week students are given material to complete online at their convenience during the week. Course materials and instructions will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the start date. NOTE: You must provide a valid, working email address to use throughout the course.

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Patricia A. Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD
 is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Supervisor with over 30 of clinical and teaching experience. 
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  • 8 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 8 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

  • 8 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 8 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 8 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.

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