Motivational Interviewing Training
Day One

8:30 to 9am

Registration/Welcome/Introductions/Vision for the training

9:00 to 10:00am

1st Process:  Engaging

  • Communication Styles
  • Definition of MI
  • Spirit of MI
10 to 10:30am

Overview of OARS

  • Demonstration and Practice
10:30 to 10:45am


10:45 to 12noon Reflective listening demonstration and practice
12noon to 1:00p Lunch

1:00 to 2:00p

OARS Practice

2:00 to 3p

2nd Process: Focusing

  • Agenda setting/Agenda Mapping
3:00 to 3:15p Break
3:15 to 4:15p Exchanging Information
4:15 to 4:30p Virginia Reel
4:30p to end Questions
Motivational Interviewing Training
Day Two
8:30 to 9:00am Welcome/Sign In/Review
9 to 10:45am

3rd Process:  Evoking

  • Multiple ways to evoke change talk
  • Change talk versus Sustain talk
10:45 to 11am Break
11:00 to 12noon Video Assessment of Simulated Encounters (VASE)
12 to 1pm Lunch
1:00 to 2pm


  • Sustain talk versus Discord
  • Addressing both issues
2:00 to 3p 4th Process:  Planning
3:00 to 3:15pm Break
3:15 to 4:15pm Integrative demonstrations and exercises
4:15 to 4:30pm Wrap up/Next steps