Motivational Interviewing

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An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing     Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a conversation style that supports change in a manner congruent with a person's own values and concerns using collaborative, goal-orientated methods of communication. This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice. Professionals from a wide array of helping roles such as education, dental care, addictions, healthcare, social services and counseling can benefit from learning MI. For those with some MI experience, this workshop provides updated information in this evolving practice.  See for additional information and continuing education approval.        
Heather Lynch   Bend BEC 154                 $159       
2/23 F                8:30AM-4:30PM

Deepen Your Motivational Interviewing Skills     Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes. Social workers, physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dieticians, counselors, psychologists, life and health coaches, clergy, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, school counselors, and educators will benefit by continuing to develop their MI skills and develop a personal learning plan and objectives for ongoing MI practice and growth.  See for additional information and continuing education approval.  
Heather Lynch   Bend BEC 154                $159       
3/16 F                8:30AM-4:30PM          

Advanced Motivational Interviewing
If you are an experienced MI practitioner looking to advance your skills, please add your name to our interest list using the link below. Advanced training opportunities build on your MI skills and offer the opportunity to focus on your unique practice needs. Additional training options include individual sessions of MITI 4.2 coding with structured feedback for those who would like to take their learning to the next level.   

Please add your name to our Motivational Interviewing Interest List for future classes. Information will be sent as it becomes available.

Continuing Education Approval
Our Motivational Interviewing courses are approved by the California Board of Nursing based on the number of hours in each course. California Board of Nursing CEUs may meet continuing education requirements for other licensed professionals. Please check with your licensing board.  

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Heather Lynch

Heather Lynch 

Heather Lynch holds a MA in Counseling Psychology, completed the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Train New Trainers course and has been learning and teaching MI since 2006. She has created and facilitated many levels and types of MI training during this time period. As one of her colleagues stated: “I’ve seen Heather skillfully facilitate MI learning activities, facilitate MI discussion and engage trainees in a way that makes learning complex skills fun”. She currently uses her skills as a Counselor Specialist in Motivational Interviewing for Vocational Rehabilitation in Bend, Oregon.

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