Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

— Offered by J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Social Work —

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to assisting individuals in changing addictive and other behaviors. Using an interactive lecture format, the training provide an overview of the stages of change theory upon which MI is based, the core principles and basic practice approaches of MI and an overview of the current state of research regarding the effectiveness of MI. Through small-group activities, participants will have the opportunity to strategize and/or practice how to most effectively integrate MI techniques into their practice.  


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to to explain how the stages of change, ambivelance and resistance manifest in the populations and problems areas they work with.
  • Participants will be able to identify motivational techniques appropriate for use in their practice settings.
  • Paricipants will be able to practice application of MI techniques.


Whitney Sarah Payne


John M. Gallagher

Assistant Professor, PhD, LMSW
University of Arkansas


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9 am - 12 noon

3 hrs Social Work CEU

Face-to-face at the
Global Campus Rogers





  • 10% Discount for University of Arkansas Alumni
  • $5 off for participants registered for both the morning and afternoon workshops
* Only one discount per day per registrant. No refunds of the discount will be granted once registration is complete.


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