Seminar Detail

Motivational Interviewing with Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

Join Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., the foremost expert on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and be prepared to use this evidence-based approach to improve treatment outcomes. You will learn the latest developments & cutting-edge MI Skills from the co-founder & author of the newly updated essential text Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd edition. Discover how to effectively enhance motivation to change clients who are reluctant and ambivalent. MI can be used briefly, over a few sessions or integrated into most forms of therapy or counseling in the treatment of depression, addiction, anxiety and chronic diseases.

Dr. Rollnick has trained practitioners in diverse settings and cultures throughout the world for over 25 years. This seminar provides an update on the latest developments within a fast-growing field. It will combine lecture, small group discussion and demonstrations.
  1. Apply the New 4-Process Framework to your clinical practice.
  2. Utilize the style underlying motivational interviewing to impact client change.
  3. Clarify questions designed to explore ambivalence about change.
  4. Recognize the limitations of the righting reflex and other traps to avoid when promoting change.
  5. Define ambivalence and how best to respond to it.
  6. Describe and recognize change language and how listening promotes change.
  7. Summarize how motivational interviewing is linked to efforts to promote change in a variety of mental health settings.


Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as a co-founder of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He developed many of the founding principles and strategies of MI.

Dr. Rollnick is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales. He has also worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service. With a background in the addiction field, his interest turned to consultations about behavioral change in wider mental health & healthcare practice, where practitioners try to encourage clients to change their lifestyle and use of medication. He is the author of numerous books on MI, has just finished one for school teachers and is working on ones for sports coaches.

Dr. Rollnick’s work is focused on training practitioners and examining the use of MI in a range of clinical settings. He has trained practitioners in many countries and continents, and has published a wide range of research papers, articles and books.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Rollnick is on the faculty at Cardiff University, Wales. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Rollnick has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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