Prerequisites: Beyond the Basics

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
  • CECHs for CHES/MCHES
  • UW-La Crosse CEUs available
  • NBCC CE Hours option

Prerequisites for Beyond the Basics

If you plan on attending the intermediate workshop, Beyond the Basics: Recognizing and Amplifying Motivation for Positive Change, you should either: 

  • Have attended the introductory workshop, Reaching Toward Proficiency: Motivational Interviewing and Behavior Change.
  • Be familiar with the terms that will be discussed in the intermediate workshop.To help you make the right decision, here's a short list of terms (in no particular order) that you'll be expected to know stepping into the intermediate workshop
    • Sustain talk
    • Change talk
    • Ambivalence
    • Discord
    • Dealing with discord
    • Definition of MI
    • Motivation—where it comes from
    • Helper's role in change process
    • Righting reflex
    • Amplified reflection
    • Complex reflection
    • Simple reflection
    • Double sided reflection
    • Metaphor
    • Affirmation vs. compliments
    • Focusing
    • Engaging
    • Planning
    • Knowing the why vs. the how
    • Affective/feeling reflection
    • Coming alongside
    • Evoking
    • Evocation
    • Partnership
    • Acceptance
    • Emphasizing autonomy
    • Seeking collaboration
    • Compassion