Motivational Interviewing Online Courses
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Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile Justice Settings

A self-paced online course to learn and implement Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile Justice Settings.

Are you looking for an evidence-based alternative to the directive approaches traditionally used in juvenile justice settings?

Proven outcomes of the Motivational Interviewing approach:
Motivational Interviewing Video Courses

  • Reduce staff frustration and burn-out
  • Engages youth in an active role of goal setting
  • Enables staff to get better outcomes with less conflict
  • Increases youth commitment to taking steps toward behavior changes
  • Equips staff with tools to engage youth in ongoing change-focused conversations
  • Empowers youth to take responsibility for their actions
  • Fosters positive rapport with youth and staff
  • Promotes youth cooperation and decrease reactivity
  • 4 CEUs

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Here are some reviews of the course:

"A superb job of describing and demonstrating the use of MI with clients involved in the juvenile justice system. This will be very useful for those working with juvenile clients who are looking to utilize or increase their use of this effective communication method."
  -- Melinda Hohman, Ph.D, author, Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice, Director, SDSU School of Social Work

"An excellent complement to classroom training because it provide demonstrations as well as explanations of how to use MI skills in longer contact sessions with young people in the juvenile justice system, as well as brief interactions when time is very limited. Includes numerous examples of rolling with resistance, reflective listening, eliciting change talk, along with affirmations (OARS), elicit/provide/elicit, and planning for positive change."
  -- Liz Craig, MPA, EBP Trainer/Consultant, Member MI Network of Trainers

"This video should be in every counselor’s toolkit! After 40 years of counseling teenagers, I welcome how this powerful video captures the benefits of MI conversations with teenagers facing serious complex problems. The video-recorded sessions provide an excellent contrast between MI compliant and MI noncompliant (traditional therapy) counseling and how the therapist repaired the ruptured relationship. The MI peer supervision session is a bonus for supervisors and counselor educators."
  -- Jane M. Webber, PhD, LPC Lecturer, Counselor Education Program, Kean University