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Motivational Interviewing Training

What is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational Interviewing, or MI, is a style of interacting with others that focuses on taking a collaborative and person-centered approach.   The goal of Motivational Interviewing is to help elicit and strengthen the client’s motivation to make changes in his or her life.  Motivational Interviewing can be helpful when working with people who are contemplating change, are ambivalent about change, or who have difficulty sustaining actions towards change.
What types of training are offered?


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing:
During the introductory MI training you will receive an introduction to the spirit and principles of MI.  The training is an interactive experience and includes the use of didactic instruction, experiential activities, videos, and demonstrations. All participants will have the opportunity to both learn and practice their MI skills using role plays and real plays.

Advanced Motivational Interviewing training:

This training is appropriate for those who have already attended an introductory MI training and are looking to deepen their understanding and application of Motivational Interviewing.  It is assumed that all attendees have a basic knowledge of MI spirit, theory, and techniques.   The training will focus on strengthening skills, expanding and deepening an understanding of the theory of MI and its application.
Additional Motivational Interviewing Workshops:
  • Motivational Interviewing Introductory Training
  • Motivational Interviewing for Group Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing Consultation for Clinicians
  • Motivational Interviewing Consultation for Supervisors
  • Motivational Interviewing Consultation for Supervisors doing Group Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing Skills in Schools: Skills Building and Consultation Session for MH Providers
Customized Workshops:
Dr. Lander Miller is happy to work with you to customize a training to better fit the needs of your group or organization. 
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Dr. Lander Miller is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  She offers several routes through which you can learn more about Motivational Interviewing. ​
If you are interested in learning more about our Motivational Interviewing trainings, please contact Dr. Lander Miller at 973-660-0700 or
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