Motivational Interviewing

To register, call 541.383.7270 or click on class title.

COCC offers workshops throughout the year for practitioners to learn and build motivational interviewing skills.
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Continuing Education Approval

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

Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO): The courses below have been approved by ACCBO for accredited continuing education for Addiction Counselors. Each workshop is approved for 7 hours.

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Upcoming Courses

Advanced Practices in Motivational Interviewing
Continue to grow your Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and practice through conversations and activities that support your personal learning journey. Examples of topics covered (and activities to support them) include: deepening client self-exploration, advanced skills in strategic reflective listening and supporting autonomy, integrating MI with other modalities in your practice, and utilizing the wisdom of fellow participants for team consultation where you may be feeling "stuck" as a practitioner. This course is for professionals practicing MI with clients on a regular basis. Registration/refund deadline: 4/17/18.
Heather Lynch   Bend BEC 154              $159      
4/27 F                8:30AM-4:30PM

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. 
Heather Lynch   Bend     BEC 152 $159      
5/11 F                8:30AM-4:30PM

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

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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: Ive 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.

Professional Development Spring 18

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