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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE, 1.5 Ethics

Average Rating:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 09, 2023
Co-Sponsored by:
Presented by the State Bar of Arizona Alternative Dispute Resolution Section


Motivational interviewing is the largest evidence-based communication technique professionals can employ to ensure effective communication between themselves and their clients and coworkers. With growing pressures, it is essential to learn strategies to help our clients and team to be even more successful. Intentional, focused, and iterative training is most effective for improving our team functioning and communication. Through this introductory Motivational Interviewing training, participants will learn the fundamental processes and core MI skills. Further, application of skills will be reviewed through examples and case scenarios. In addition, use of stages of change and focused staged interventions to improve outcomes and collaboration will be reviewed.  

Learning Objectives  

  • Identify key elements of communication intervention for promoting behavior change   
  • Identify stages of change and behavioral readiness indicators   
  • Demonstrate linking a specific motivational interviewing skill to an identified stage of change to enhance change movement  
  • Practice motivational interviewing skills using conviction and confidence assessment  
  • Practice motivational interviewing skills applied to client and mediation scenarios 

Dr. Lesley Manson, Arizona State University




Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 12


Steven K

"Very informative; very clear; also helped flesh out points in written materials."

Alexis P

"Fantastic content an engaging speaker. "

Robert W

"Very helpful approach to communications and well organized"

Marylou N

"Very informative and useful info"

Sharon S

"Good presentation of techniques I use now."

Marshall H

"very knowledgable, but not enough specifics for the ADR audience"

Stephen J

"A lot of good information packed into a lunch seminar."

Rick F

"Helpful discussion"