Levelled workshops in Motivational Interviewing.

dancing gecko training offers Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshops for your team of beginners, intermediates and/or advanced learners (levels 1, 2 and 3). The workshops last between two and three days (except the Introduction conference). All have been or can be recognized by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec for continuing education credits for psychologists and psychotherapists except where otherwise noted.

Workshops can be given online or in-person and can be tailored to the needs of your team. During the workshops, your team will be encouraged to learn and practice their MI skills in a respectful and safe environment where their previous knowledge and experience will be valued.

Schedule a workshop for your team today. Call us at 438.500.0564 or email formationdancinggecko@gmail.com.

Proficiency Package

MI takes practice and learning to master. This package offers your team all the training and support they’ll need to call themselves MI practitioners and apply for membership in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and/or the Association francophone de diffusion de l’Entretien Motivationnel (AFDEM).

Our Proficiency Package includes:

  • The Basics of Motivational Interviewing workshop
  • Intermediate Motivational Interviewing workshop
  • 4 x 2-hour group Clinical Development sessions


Save $275 on 37 hours of courses that can be accredited!

Participants can submit recordings of a client session until they test at a competent level using the MITI (an MI coding tool). The Clinical Development sessions count towards participants’ accredited Supervision hours. All workshops and sessions must be done within 12 months. If your team has already taken our Basics of Motivational Interviewing workshop or has 14 or more hours of a basic Motivational Interviewing workshop and would like to continue with the package, we can create a proficiency package accordingly with an appropriate price adjustment.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This Introduction conference can easily be done in half a day or even over lunch and is really designed to give your team a taste of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Depending on the amount of information you want your audience to be offered, this learning session can be as short as 1 hour or as long as 6.5 hours.

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1 | The Basics of Motivational Interviewing

In this Level 1 three-day workshop, your team will learn and practice the Basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI): how to help people change (especially when it comes to challenging clients), develop their empathy and use their energy more efficiently.

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1 | Weaving a Strong Therapeutic Alliance

Our Level 1 two-day Weaving a Strong Therapeutic Alliance workshop teaches abilities that are not usually specifically taught in academic training. It will help your team acquire skills to develop this all-important alliance thus improving treatment quality and client satisfaction, reducing the likelihood that clients stop therapy, and helping protect them from burnout.

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2 | Intermediate Motivational Interviewing

In this Level 2 two-day workshop, your team can advance their Motivational Interviewing (MI) practice to deepen their effectiveness as an MI practitioner. They will learn additional tools and focus on “change talk”, as well as other strategies, with an interactive, experiential learning approach. This workshop is tailored to the group’s MI skills.

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3 | Motivational Interviewing for Groups

This Level 3 three-day workshop is for MI-trained practitioners who want to integrate MI into group therapy. Your team will learn how MI can be used in a therapeutic group setting using exercises and they will experience working with the technique in a group. These exercises will address common group therapy issues such as how to build cohesion and work with different types of participants. It will also teach them how to monitor and respond to the needs of the group, the individuals in it, and the interactions between the group members.

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3 | Supervision and Clinical Development Using MI

This Level 3 two-day workshop is designed to teach MI-trained practitioners how to supervise and help others develop their use of Motivational Interviewing. Depending on the expectations of the group, this workshop can be focused on helping them learn to hone the skills of other MI-trained practitioners, develop the MI skills of co-workers/peers/students or to supervise subordinates using a person-centred, compassionate approach.

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3 | Coding and MI Clinical Development Using the MITI 4.2.1

This Level 3 two-day workshop introduces the Motivational Interviewing coding tool “Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) version 4.2.1”, a validated measurement of MI practice. This tool is ideal for MI practitioners supervising and/or supporting peers or learners, wishing to deepen their MI practice, or researchers who use MI in their studies.

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