Motivational Interviewing: Eliciting Change Talk and Beyond (3 CE’s)

Presented by Dustin Brown, Psy.D.
October 3rd at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The purpose of this presentation is to move beyond the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing by introducing specific techniques to elicit change talk while advancing into Phase 2 methods. Participants will receive the most recent information regarding Motivational Interviewing as a therapeutic style as well as engage in demonstrations of specific approaches. Information presented is a formulation of up-to-date research. The techniques covered exhibit utility in a therapeutic setting, areas of brief intervention, as well as the foundation of training other providers in the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing. 

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

There are no known risks to this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to review the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI); including the “spirit” of MI and its place in a therapeutic setting.
  • Participants will be able to explain specific tactics for encountering resistance.
  • Participants will be able to communicate regarding change talk and will be able to demonstrate techniques for eliciting change.
  • Participants will be able to explain when and how to move into Phase 2 of MI as well as the strategies for navigating and aiding in change.

Presenter Information

Dustin Brown, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. Dr. Brown has received advanced education and training in Motivational Interviewing as well as provided treatment with these strategies in a variety of settings and with a range of populations. He has been involved with the instruction of multiple seminars related to Motivational Interviewing education and training geared toward mental health professionals, medical providers, and the general public.

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 NPTC Central Office, Burrell South Creek, 2885 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807.


*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.