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In-Person, Interactive Training
Foundational Motivational Interviewing
May 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.

From Stephen Andrew's recent trainings:

  • I think giving multiple opportunities to practice was key in giving me the confidence to start using MI the very next day...which I did. I’m really looking forward to training again with you.

  • The way Stephen takes what can be considered a skillset to learn and transforms it into a rhythm or dance is transforming. And he makes it look easy.

  • It is perfect - the practice, the jokes, the interaction, the mix of participants, the passion that Stephen has for MI and ending the workshop with a song. Makes me want to come back again and again.


May 8 & 9, 2023 - 9:00am - 4:00pm


Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront
145 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Cost: $175
Continuing Education Hours: 11


Instructor: Stephen Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS


"Stephen, your ability to inspire the belief this works is amazing. I know this has come to be with practice and I believe you have helped me gain the belief I can do this."

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