Motivational Interviewing: Helping Others with Change

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach utilizing person-centered conversation that supports individuals in making behavior changes. This collaborative, non-judgmental approach honors the autonomy of the individual. Motivational interviewing can be a powerful tool in helping clients discover their own reasons for making a change. Effective motivational interviewing takes time and practice to master, but there are plenty of simple techniques that providers can adopt to better assist their clients.

This online, self-paced eLearning module will provide you with a working knowledge of motivational interviewing and foundational skills to integrate motivational interviewing into your practice. 


  • Describe how OARS can be used as a tool in motivational conversations
  • Define the 8 stages to acquire expertise using motivational interviewing
  • Explain the Stages of Change/Transtheoretical Model
  • Identify strategies for using motivational interviewing with a client


1.0 hr, CME/CE,  AMA, AAPA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACPE are available for this offering free of charge.

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