Motivational Interviewing



7.5 Hours



Method of Delivery

Online (asynchronous fully self-directed learning)

What You Will Learn

Accredited & Customized Courses

Course Content

This course content includes the following topics:

  1. Endorsing and supporting formal case management that focuses on holistic health (T-CM-2-5)
  2. Responding in an emotionally stable and consistently calm, professional manner in various situations (B-SM-2-1)
  3. Understanding that brief intervention as a counselling technique must be carefully tailored to the needs and situation of individuals and is culturally sensitive and responsive (T-SC-1-2)
  4. Listening to others’ viewpoints without interruption, practicing active listening (B-TC-1-5)
  5. Recognizing the role of Peer Support Workers to provide guided supportive counselling to individuals from an experiential lens, but through training and ethical boundaries (T-SC-2-3)
  6. Understanding that motivational interviewing as a counseling technique must first attend to the needs of the specific cultural identity so that individuals have a foundation of strength from which to draw motivation (T-SC-1-1)
  7. Demonstrating knowledge of positive client change strategies, motivation and client change theories (B-CCC-1-1)
  8. Providing encouragement and efforts directed at motivation for change (B-CCC-1-3)
  9. Fostering and maintaining client energy and motivation for positive outcomes (e.g., positive intention, effective use of questions) (B-CCC-2-6)
  10. Coordinating Indigenous traditional counselling supports and services, including co-facilitating or leading programs and activities with Elders, to support physical and mental wellness healing (T-SC-3-1)
  11. Developing further interest for professional development or professional networking on clinical counseling practices or certificate training to support issue-specific health and mental wellness needs (T-SC-2-4)

The course includes an assignment, a course evaluation and certificate of completion.

Course Description

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find their internal motivation they need to change their behaviour.

It is a practical, empathetic and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. Learn about the foundational attitudes and the five skills in MI skills; the Stages of Change; examples using the steps and what to do, and what not to do.


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