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Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Change

Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Change


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. Based on the 2013 edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, this five-week instructor-led course encompasses the purpose, mindset and heart-set, processes, core interviewing skills, and guiding methods of MI. Participants engage in learning through webcasts, written materials, videos, exercises, and practice opportunities.

Meet the Instructors 


Ali Hall (JD) is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an independent consultant and trainer. Ali has designed and facilitated over 900 Motivational Interviewing workshops for health care practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminal/juvenile justice professionals, and provides training for trainers in evidence-based practices. Ali offers MI coding and skill development coaching, and provides consultation to systems for effective MI implementation.


Ken Kraybill has worked in health, behavioral health, and homelessness/housing for over 30 years. He is a Senior Associate at the Center for Social Innovation and Director of Training for t3 (think. teach. transform.). Drawing upon his direct service and supervisory experience, Ken has developed various curricula in best practices. He provides onsite and online training nationally on Motivational Interviewing, supervision, outreach and engagement, tenancy support, trauma-informed care, and renewal for care providers. Ken has an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College in Indiana.



  • Week 1 – Introduction and Spirit of MI: Covers the history, definitions, and four processes of MI with a particular focus on the underlying spirit, or mind-set and heart-set, of this approach.
  • Week 2 – MI Skills: Open Questions and Affirmations: Focuses on the core skills of open questions and affirmations – how to form them and how to utilize them effectively in MI conversations.
  • Week 3  – MI Skills: Reflective Statements and Summaries: Emphasizes how to think reflectively, form reflections, use varying levels of reflections, and how to strategically collect reflective statements into summaries.
  • Week 4 – Recognizing and Eliciting Change Talk: Highlights the importance of change talk, differing degrees of change talk, how to recognize it, and how to use the core skills of MI to evoke and respond to change statements.
  • Week 5 – Combining Skills: A Guided MI Conversation: Provides participants with an opportunity to apply the spirit and core skills of MI through the four processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning.  



Certificates of Completion are awarded to participants who have attended the all five, live webcasts (or watched the webcast recording in their entirety), completed all required learning activities, scored higher than 80% on each weekly quiz, completed the course evaluation form, and the certificate request form. 10 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB and NAADAC. 6 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.



If you need accommodations for disability, please contact t3’s Managing Director, Rachel Ehly,



If you would like to report a complaint, please email Ken Kraybill, t3 Director of Training,; or t3 Managing Director, Rachel Ehly,


Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 10 continuing education clock hours.

Center for Social Innovation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center for Social Innovation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by the Center for Social Innovation, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, The Center for Social Innovation is responsible for all aspects of their programing.