Motivational Interviewing



Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. This 2-hour training is designed to teach participants of all experience levels how to apply the general principles of Motivational Interviewing, learn to identify the core skills, and explain the rationale for Motivational Interviewing as it relates to evoking behavioral change. The participants will also learn to identify the basic methods of Motivational Interviewing (OARS) and learn to spot clients’ ambivalence.


  • Apply the general principles of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Identify the core skills of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Explain the rationale for Motivational Interviewing in facilitating behavioral change.
  • Identify the basic methods of Motivational Interviewing: OARS.
  • Spot clients’ ambivalence.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC & NBCC

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1005
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Video Recording 1

    • Lecture1.1
      Motivational Interviewing Video Recording
  • Course Evaluation 1

    • Lecture2.1
      Motivational Interviewing course evaluation
  • Quiz 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Motivational Interviewing 15 questions
LaTonya Thorpe, MDIV, DMIN, LCAS, CSI, LCAS, North Carolina Problem Gambling Addiction Provider, Facilitator, Webinar trainer, and Ordained Minister. LaTonya Thorpe has more than thirty years of combined experience in the areas of law enforcement, mental health, and substance abuse. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina; and both Master of Divinity degree, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina. Currently, LaTonya is the owner and founder of Above And Not Beneath Counseling Services, LLC (AANB), a multi-faceted, specialized and intensive service agency that provides counseling, comprehensive training services, resources and referrals in the areas of life development, mental health, anger management, crisis intervention, domestic violence, and evidence-based practices. Prior to establishing Above And Not Beneath; LaTonya's employment history includes ten years as a Probation/Parole Officer carrying specialized caseloads of offenders with domestic violence and gang-related convictions. Additionally, for six years, she provided therapeutic, individual and group therapy to psychiatric, chemically dependent or dually-diagnosed patients at the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina.