Motivational Interviewing- July 2023

July 12, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pacific Standard Time (PST). Via Zoom Platform.

Training Dates: July 12, 19 & 26, 2023  Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

Price: $120 per person

Course Description: 

In this course, participants will learn about the Motivational Interviewing approach to helping people change and see the crucial importance of matching interventions to individuals’ stages of change in order to improve the likelihood of success. In addition to examining the principles of MI, learners will learn and practice specific skills and techniques that will support the primary goals of MI, which include establishing rapport, eliciting change talk, and establishing commitment language.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Foundational principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing,
  • List 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing
  • Help clients consider their own reasons for change
  • Employ basic Motivational Interviewing skills to help clients resolve ambivalence in favor of change
  • How Motivational Interviewing is used in different practice settings.

About the Trainer: 

Matthew T Rensi, Ph. D., LPCC. is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who also holds a Ph. D. in counselor education and supervision. He has extensive experience providing therapy to people struggling with psychosis, homelessness, various mental health issues and the legal system. In addition to this, he provides trainings throughout Santa Clara County on various aspects of mental health treatment including assessment, individual therapy, and safety/crisis situations. Matt has also conducted research on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders using linguistic analysis.

CE’s: This course is approved for  6 continuing education hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California B.B.S. under CEPA Provider #129412, and for RADT, CADC, and LAADC by CCAPP-EI CADAAC Provider # 7213401223.

Community Solutions is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Community Solutions maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Cancelation Policy: Cancellations are requested at least 48 hours prior to the training day. Kindly email  to un-enroll from the training if you unable to attend after registration in order to receive a refund.

Questions? Please contact our Training Division: or 408-846-4791

If you need special accommodations to ensure a comfortable learning experience please contact our Training Division.

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