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Motivational Interviewing: Eliciting Clients' Own Arguments for Change
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this seminar and get the latest, updated Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques as newly released by MI founders, Drs. Miller and Rollnick. Join experienced MI trainer, William Matulich, Ph.D., member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and learn how to integrate MI skills into your practice – newly adapted for common clinical problems beyond addiction treatment.

Take away the four processes approach to MI that now make the skills more accessible and useful in your everyday clinical practice. This seminar shows you how MI can be used to enhance engagement in treatments other than MI. Learn evidence-based skills to adapt and integrate MI with other treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. This seminar also addresses the time-crunch dilemma of many clinicians, and teaches specific ways to use MI for more brief counseling sessions.

  1. Identify the relational and technical components that make MI work.
  2. Explain how the four processes and OARS skills of MI help change happen.
  3. Explore ways to elicit and respond effectively to change talk.
  4. Discuss specific ways to help your clients resolve ambivalence and talk themselves into change.
  5. Develop strategies for working effectively with clients who seem “resistant” to change.
  6. Summarize how to effectively use MI with specific disorders.


William Matulich, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has taught Motivational Interviewing workshops to teachers, counselors, case managers, correctional staff, psychologists, interns, substance abuse counselors, nurses, medical doctors and other professionals. He is a member of the international Motivational Network of Trainers (MINT).

Dr. Matulich worked for the United States Navy, the Veterans Administration, prison systems, and lectured at several universities. He has over 20 years experience as a teacher, researcher and clinician working with clients in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, hospitals, private practice and homeless shelters.

Dr. Matulich received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. degree from California State University, San Diego; and his Ph.D. from California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William Matulich maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a self-published author. Dr. Matulich receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William Matulich is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
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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.

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