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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.

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

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Motivational Interviewing: Introduction (Online Live)
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 introductory course 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. This is an online live interactive class.
Heather Lynch            Online Zoom                    $169     
7/31 & 8/7 F                8:30am-12:00pm - Registration/refund deadline is 7/17

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Coming Fall 2020 - Please add your name to our Motivational Interviewing Interest List and information will be sent to you as it becomes available.

Motivational Interviewing: Deepening Your 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.

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Practices
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.


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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 in practice as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Spring 2020 Professional Development Schedule

Browse or Download (pdf) our current Professional Development Schedule.