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Motivational Interviewing

The Art and Science of Behavior-Change Counseling <br> 15 CE Hours

August 27 - 31, 2017

Sunday - Thursday, 4 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

15 CE Hours

The conversations that occur between helping professionals and their clients are powerful—capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us.

Learn to make your interactions with clients more satisfying and effective using Motivational Interviewing, a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling that elicits and strengthens intrinsic motivation for positive change.

Designed for helping professionals who want to create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with their clients, this program offers:

  • A common-sense approach for supporting people in making and sustaining change
  • Lively discussions to deepen understanding of the paradox of change and the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • A combination of principles, skills, and strategies to elicit client strengths, inner wisdom, reasons for change, and ways of achieving it.

Through lecture and practice activities for skill building, you will open up to a new and effective interpersonal style of counseling, uniquely shaped by a guiding philosophy of what triggers change from the inside out.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

    Cofounder of Be Nourished

    Dana Sturtevant is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian. She is a popular speaker on topics such as intuitive eating and body respect in health-care communities, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

    Dana is cofounder of Be Nourished, a business helping people heal body shame and reclaim body trust. The Be Nourished Training Institute offers trainings grounded in the empirically validated treatment modalities of Motivational Interviewing and the Health at Every Size® program to support those in helping professions create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with clients.

    A member of the International Motivational Interviewing network of trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. From 2007–2012, she was an adjunct instructor for the Eating Disorder Certificate Program at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Why Attend
    • Gain new approaches for facilitating productive conversations with your clients that support them in seeking and creating positive behavioral change.

    • See more inspiring results with clients by adopting a motivational, client-centered approach for their growth and development.

    • Enhance your ability as a listener and guide, leading to more meaningful and well-balanced relationships with clients.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Sunday, August 27

    7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

    Practice using scaling questions in real play activity

    Discuss applications of scaling questions in clinical practice

    Describe the factors that influence a person’s readiness to change (importance and confidence)

    Monday, August 28

    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast 

    8:30 AM – 10:00 AM:

    View and debrief videotaped examples of client interactions

    Explore clinician behaviors that enhance a person’s motivation to change

     10:15 AM-10:30 AM: Break

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:

    Identify clinician behaviors that generate resistance in the client and move people away from change

    Practice four levels of listening

    11:30 am–1:45 pm: Lunch

    1:45 PM- 3:45 PM:

    View and discuss video clip

    Explore the value of investing in the beginning

    Write and practice using an opening statement for client’s interactions.

    Discuss OPEN EARS – an acronym for key MI skills

    Practice listening with silence and little encouragers

    Tuesday, August 29

    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM:

    Watch video example: How would you describe the counselor’s presence?

    Value of affirming statements (strengths based model)

    What are some affirming statements for the client in the video we just watched? Small groups create list of affirming statements. Debrief.

    10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break

    10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:

    What is reflective listening?

    Writing reflective listening statements.

    Exploring ambivalence real play activity using open-ended

    11:30 AM- 1:45 PM: Lunch

    1:45 PM- 3:45 PM:

    View and debrief video example of rolling with resistance

    Discuss resistance producing clinician behaviors

    Explore key elements of effective brief interventions
    (Feedback, Responsibility, Advice, Menu of Options, Empathy, Self-efficacy)

    Practice creating FRAMES statements with case scenarios

    Wednesday, August 30

    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM:

    Discuss the qualities of an empathic listener

    Watch and debrief Cleveland Clinic Empathy Video

    10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break

    10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:

    Line Dance to practice different levels of listening

    11:30 AM- 1:45 PM: Lunch

    1:45 PM- 3:45 PM:

    Discuss considerations when providing feedback, information and advice

    Watch a video example

    Role play “Explore Offer Explore” method of providing information

    Thursday, August 31

    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:00 AM- 11:00 AM:

    Review the four process of MI

    Explore ways to close the conversation.

    Putting it all together (Real play activity)

    Determine next steps


    None required.

    Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists, Dieticians. All levels.

    CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 15 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.


    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.


    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.


    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.



  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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