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Advanced Motivational Interviewing ~ Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest
Marriott TownePlace Suites
Vancouver, WA
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Motivational Interviewing (MI) competency requires practice and time. One of the founders of MI, Bill Miller, has stated "The distance between doing MI and being MI is 10 years." Proficiency depends upon ongoing coaching in MI that promotes communication and encourages change. This training is a blend of philosophical conversation about overcoming challenges of using Motivational Interviewing (MI) with consistency and technical opportunities to hone MI skills.  Participants will discuss the meaning of MI spirit and the ways it is manifest during interventions.  Participants will practice using skills to shape conversations about change and receive feedback from peers and trainers.  

This training is considered an advanced educational level. It is appropriate for clinicians and those professionals who have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts yet are looking for an in-depth and detailed presentation and practice of the subject area.

Participants of this training will
Recognize the spirit of motivational interviewing during conversations about change,
Practice motivational interviewing (MI) skills that guide change conversations,
Learn to adjust strategies according to processes of motivational interviewing,
Gain insight into ways that applying MI strategies enhance the spirit of MI, and
Integrate knowledge of spirit, skills and process to manage personal progress.

 9:00 - 9:10CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
 9:10 - 9:45The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
 9:45 - 10:45Directive Client-Centered Conversation
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Strategies for Phases of MI
12:00 - 1:00Lunch ***On Your Own***
 1:00 - 2:15Insights to Guide Personal Practice
 2:15 -2:30Break
 2:30 - 4:15Integrating Spirit with Skills and Process
 4:15  4:30CDTC Staff Wrap Up and Closing

Janis Crawford, MA, LPC, ACS is a master's level licensed professional counselor and approved clinical supervisor who is currently writing her dissertation on motivational interviewing.  Since 1998 she has worked in the field of addictions as a treatment provider, clinical and administrative supervisor, and program director. She became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2007.  She has since integrated motivational interviewing method and practice with correctional treatment for addiction and criminal thinking in the Wyoming Department of Corrections, and the detoxification and stabilization program at Providence Medical Center.

Ariel Singer is the Program and Training Director for the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC), the Pacific Northwest node of a national network funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote evidence-based practice in substance use disorder treatment. Ariel has trained hundreds of medical and behavioral health professionals in motivational interviewing in workshops, on-site trainings and webinars.  Ariel has Master's Degree in Public Health and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

You may register at if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.

8-15S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
8-15M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
8-15N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: August 14th, 2015    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
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At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


Marriott TownePlace Suites (View)
17717 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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