Motivational Interviewing (3 CE’s)

Presented by James Berghuis, Ph.D.
April 5th,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Attendees will learn valuable skills and knowledge regarding Motivational Interviewing. Specifically, an overview of MI’s philosophy of being collaborative, evoking the patient’s perspective, and honoring the patient’s autonomy will be discussed, as well as how to infuse these skills/interventions in interns’ everyday clinics. Attendees will have opportunities to apply the gleaned knowledge and skills to clinical cases and role-plays. Overall, experiences will include didactic education, video review and role plays.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe the philosophy of Motivational Interviewing and how to infuse within their clinical practice for all presenting concerns seen in primary care
  • Attendees will be able to identify the three clinical styles of MI (collaboration, evocation, autonomy)
  • Attendees will be able to identify the four principles of MI (express empathy, develop discrepancy, role with resistance, & enhance self-efficacy).
  • Attendees will be able to apply MI techniques to case conceptualization regarding common mental and behavioral health conditions seen in primary care.

Presenter Information

James Berghuis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has been part of HealthPoint since the behavioral health program began over 13 years ago. He currently serves as the Behavioral Health Education Program Director. In 1994 he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington School of Medicine in the Reproductive and Sexual Medicine clinic. He then worked at UW for several years on training projects regarding psychiatric illness associated with HIV/AIDS and conducting clinical research projects using motivation interviewing interventions with adolescents and adults using marijuana. Therapeutic modalities include motivational interviewing, CBT, ACT, and hypnosis. His experience and interests include mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders (alcohol, drug, nicotine), health behavior promotion, sexual issues, HIV/AIDS, stress management, and chronic illness management.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – 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.

The presentation will be offered at the HealthPoint Administration Office 955 Powell Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98057

*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.