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In-Person, Interactive Training
Foundational Motivational Interviewing
November 2023

This two-day training is an introduction to the evidence-based clinical method of Motivational Interviewing, an effective approach in the care of challenging clients, and will provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating these approaches. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure, and principles of Motivational Interviewing, practical exercises will help participants strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with discord.

The participants in the concurrent Teaching Motivational Interviewing workshop will be periodically joining this workshop to lead exercises as part of their training. We are offering this workshop at a discount and will be inviting feedback about the new trainers.

From Kelley's recent trainings:

  • I can't thank you enough for the amazing beauty, honesty, vulnerability and humor that you bring to these training.

  • Honestly I often don’t participate and share as openly as I did during the training. We were able to create a safe environment and it felt awesome. I’ll be back!!

  • I am so glad I enrolled! The workshop was provocative, affirming, and opened my mind to new ways I can work with my clients. My range has expanded.


November 14 & 15, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm US Eastern time


Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront
145 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Cost: $100
Continuing Education Hours: 11


Instructor: Kelley Barton Newkirk LCSW, MBA

Kelly is amazing, has so much knowledge about MI and shares it in ways that are easy to understand and really are relevant to us and our work.

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