Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (6 CE’s)

Presented by Mallori DeSalle, M.A.
November 5th,  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

Intermediate — Builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Course Description and Target Audience

This one-day training will be highly interactive. Participants will experience group activities, role-play, videos, lecture, and skills practice. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to discussing change; accuracy and utility are limited after a single exposure but practice/coaching and feedback can increase accuracy and efficacy.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

The risk to participants are minimal, though the topics discussed can lead to personal challenges. If/when emotional strain is elicited, referrals are offered. 

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to define Motivational Interviewing and discuss uses with clients/patients.
  • Attendees will explore the use of Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Attendees will examine the core skills of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Attendees will be able to identify ambivalence as a barrier to behavior change and how to address it in clinical conversations.
  • Attendees will be able to apply the spirit and core skills to patient/client conversations.

Presenter Information

Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CPS, MATS, is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She is the 2018 MINT Forum Chair and has trained more than 1000+ individuals in the Bloomington, Indiana area. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana, and currently is Lead SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing Trainer for the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. Indiana SBIRT is a five-year initiative funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate SBIRT as a routine standard of care at community health centers (CHCs), community mental health centers (CMHCs), and rural health centers (RHCs) throughout the state of Indiana.


Location and Costs

$100.00 - Regular Registration Fee
$75.00 - Consortium Affiliate
No Charge - NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

This presentation will be held via Zoom.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.