Motivational Interviewing

Friday, May 3, 2024 9 am to 4 pm

Training Sessions

Limited space available. Priority will be given to providers in rural Erie, Venango, and Crawford Counties. If outside those counties but interested, please still register and you will be placed on a waitlist for available seats.

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This presentation will discuss the Motivational interviewing (MI) approach MI defined as an evidence-based collaborative, person-centered conversation style that strengthens a person’s own motivation for change and commitment to make a behavioral change. This approach is characterized by acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard and, in turn, minimizes discord and fosters hope and optimism in clinical encounters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a contemporary understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the evidence base.
  2. Learn about the spirit, processes, and core skills and strategies of MI.
  3. Identify challenges in learning and implementing MI in clinical practice.

Free CE credit of 6.0 hour for AMA, ANCC, and LSW/LCW/LPC/LMFT will be offered to those who attend.

Requirements include attendance for the duration of the session and completion of a course evaluation provided at the end of the session.


The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Upcoming Training Sessions