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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing (in Portland, OR)

September 12 - September 13
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211
Cost: $425.00

(Price doesn’t include lodging.)


Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lodging not included. Breakfast and afternoon snacks provided.


Becoming skilled in Motivational Interviewing (MI)—a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting people in making and sustaining behavior change—is like learning to play an instrument. It takes time and practice. This dynamic training is ideal for individuals who have learned the basics of MI and are using it in their professional settings, including social workers, coaches, counselors, clergy, dietitians, care managers, yoga therapists, physicians, and many others.

Using demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays,” case studies, and small group exercises, Dana Sturtevant guides you through a sequence of learning activities to move from basic competence with MI to more advanced clinical skillfulness in your particular area of work.


Continuing Education Credits

  • Registered Dietitians: 13 credits
  • Social Workers: 13 credits

The workshop was beyond excellent. The totality of it was wonderful. Dana was an amazing trainer and offered so much of herself.


Dana is a masterful trainer. Her facilitation style allowed me to absorb the material and practice skills, while she also made space for thoughtful discussions in the group. All of this helped me connect with the material and gain confidence about integrating it in my practice and my life.