MI Workshops

MI 100 Workshop

  • Motivational Interviewing 100 Workshop is for providers with limited to no exposure to MI. Attendees include all types of psychologists, public health providers, counselors, LMFT’s, psychiatrists, physicians, NP’s, dentists, PT’s, ND’s, substance-abuse counselors, nutritionists, diabetes educators, and grad students from any of these or collateral fields.
  • Motivational Interviewing 100 Workshop[1] [12 hours CE total] combines didactic overviews of MI, practice of basic MI skills in dyads, triads, and small or large groups. Participants engage in small groups to discuss MI topics and consider how to understand and apply skills.
  • Motivational Interviewing 100 Workshop is a part of a 3-workshop series [MI 100MI 200MI 300] course expected to stretch over 6-12 months of study and practice. you do not have to enroll in the entire series to attend MI 100. In MI 100 we embed evidence-based learning principles like interleaving, re-testing, and self-testing to facilitate encoding, retaining, and recall of MI information. MI 100 provides participants 1] the opportunity to learn MI basics [e.g. OARS], 2] the MI Conceptual Framework overview and 3] materials/exercises to determine how MI might translate to their workplace, and 4] opportunities to continue their MI learning process. MI 100 is consistent with principles and practices elucidated in Miller & Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing [3rd Edition][2] as well as more recent works[3].

MI 100 Workshop Learning Goals

  1. Describe the mindset and heart set of MI
  2. Discuss how MI approaches differ from CC Counseling, and others.
  3. Describe the guiding and directive approaches within MI.
  4. Describe MI processes [Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan].
  5. Practice use of OARS to avoid the Righting Reflex
  6. Demonstrate basic application of OARS skills.
  7. Describe the importance of change talk and sustain talk in MI practice.
  8. Describe how to respond to change talk in clinical conversations.
  9. Define “resistance” and discord in current MI practice.
  10. Detail some personal roadblocks in learning MI for individuals.
  11. Compare situations in which deploying MI is counter-productive.
  12. Begin to detail a personal MI learning plan.

Your workshop leader is Dr. Michael Fulop, a Portland-based clinical psychologist, MI trainer, and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2009.


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Questions? Contact Michael Fulop.

MI 200 Workshop

Motivational Interviewing 200 is aimed at providers and students that have had previous MI training in graduate programs, workshops, or other forms of formal study. We assumed participants will have attended at the very least, 2-3 days of in-person MI training within the last 5 years. As in MI 100 participants shall include psychologists, public health practitioners, counselors, LMFT’s, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, dentists, PT’s, ND’s, substance-abuse counselors, nutritionists, or diabetes educators, as well as grad students from these or related fields.

Motivational Interviewing 200 [12 hours CE total]. This small group workshop [N < 24] will combine updated didactic MI material, with more intensive and focused practice of MI skills within dyads, triads, and small or large groups. Participants will work with the leader and others in practicing and reflecting on current MI approaches, MI topics, and controversies. A vital aspect of MI 200 is that attendees are expected to make short tapes for review and focus on MI skill development.

Motivational Interviewing 200 is the middle of a 3-workshop series [MI 100MI 200MI 300] ideally stretching over 6-12 months of study, with coaching, and refined practice for fidelity coding. [You may attend MI 200 as a stand-alone]. Evidence-based learning principles like interleaving, re-testing, and self-testing are embedded to facilitate participants to encode, retain, and utilize their MI knowledge. MI 200 is consistent with MI practices in recent works [see below], and MI, 3rd Edition].

MI 200 Workshop Learning Goals

  1. Analyze components of MI spirit as expressed through OARS Skills.
  2. Detail directive aspects of MI practice that contribute to better treatment efficacy/outcome.
  3. Describe how to adapt MI processes [Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan] for provider’s situation.
  4. Demonstrate how to negotiate agendas by creation or use of menus.
  5. Demonstrate advanced application of OARS skills for all four skills.
  6. Elucidate how to focus on change talk and avoid sustain talk based on client values.
  7. Demonstrate responses to change talk/sustain talk in challenging clinical situations.
  8. Develop skills to find change talk embedded within sustain talk and/or discord.
  9. Demonstrate how to soften sustain talk with OARS.
  10. Utilize MI adherent approaches when sharing one’s professional expertise/information [EPE].
  11. Elucidate an overview of target counselor behaviors from MITI 4.2.
  12. Develop a personal MI learning plan geared toward an attendee’s practice setting.


  • 2 days [12 hrs CE; See handout w/ hr by hr schedule]
  • Rosengren, D.B. Building MI Skills: A Practitioners Workbook, 2nd Ed. Guildford [2018].
  • Miller, WR, Rollnick S. Motivational Interviewing, Helping People Change, 3rd ed.; Guilford, 2012 ]

Questions? Contact Michael Fulop.