Online Instruction Benefits

In the interest of Public Health, these workshops will be offered through internet-based technology. You will collaborate and engage—in real time—with your instructor and classmates to learn, explore, and practice key Motivational Interviewing skills.

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Live/synchronous video instruction
  • Interactive exercises
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • Virtually interact with a diverse participant group—potentially from around the nation
  • UW-La Crosse CEUs available
  • NBCC CE Hours option

Saunders-LauraLAURA A. SAUNDERS, M.S.S.W.
Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Laura A. Saunders, M.S.S.W., is with the Great Lakes Addictions, Mental Health and Prevention Technology Centers serving as the State Project Manager for Wisconsin. Her position is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she’s worked since 1988. Since 2001, Laura has provided Motivational interviewing training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, specialty addiction treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, health promotion specialists,  health educators and staff who work in correctional settings. Laura designs, facilitates, and delivers training and coaching in person, online, and via distance learning in the fields of health care, human services, public health, public safety and criminal justice. She has delivered over 120 beginning, intermediate, advanced-skills and code workshops. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of social workers, correctional staff  and other human service providers who are interested in using MI to fidelity. She joined the International group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 (Sophia, Bulgaria) and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.