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Motivational Interviewing

Participant Comments

“There isn’t an encounter on any level that I’m not now aware of those powerful relational dynamics. They even work with my kids!”

“Practicing felt much better and more useful than typical role playing.”

“I learned how to rephrase questions and change my communication style to motivate the patient.”


Two-Part Workshop  

March 21 & 29, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ICSI Office | 8009 34th Ave South, Suite 1200

Bloomington, MN 55425

Cost: $125.00 Non-Members | $45.00 Members

**Members will need the discount code, contact Patty Staack at 952-814-7060 or by email

Register Now - Individual Registration

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Patients are complex. What motivates one, doesn’t motivate another. Sometimes it feels that the right health choices are right in front of them, but they just can’t seem to move forward. How can you help them?

Motivational interviewing is patient-centered, and utilizes a guiding style to engage with patients to clarify their strengths and hopes, evoke their motivation for change and promote autonomy in decision-making.

This two-part ICSI workshop format provides a deeper learning opportunity to allow practice in between sessions, returning to build on new insights. The teachings will include a mix of didactic presentation, videos and hands-on practice. Handouts are provided so attendees can leave with practical tools for future review and ongoing practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand context for meaningful behavior change
  • Learn foundational motivational interviewing skills
  • Practice using real life situations and common encounters
  • Identify strategies to listen for, elicit and promote change talk

Who We’ve Trained

More than 500 participants, including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and care managers, from:

  • HealthPartners Medical Group
  • UCare
  • Entira Family Clinics
  • Fairview Health Services
  • CentraCare Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MN Health Care Home Learning Collaborative
  • SHIP Learning Network
  • Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement
  • Hawaii Primary Care Association


Updated 01/18/18