The National Council’s  introductory and intermediate motivational interviewing (MI) trainings help you create conversations that empower and persuade others to make meaningful changes. Join us in-person or virtually for these interactive, high energy, evidence-based trainings to learn the four fundamental processes of MI — engaging, focusing, evoking and planning.

Ideal for:

» Clinicians (mental health, substance use, physical health), case managers, care coordinators, peer support staff, supervisors and others invested in whole health and wellness

“The trainer did a wonderful job incorporating videos, polls, breakout sessions and presented the concepts in an understandable way! Wonderful training!”

FormatTimeGroup SizeCostIncluded
National Introductory Training (Virtual)4 hours125$93Certificate of completion upon request
National Intermediate Training (Virtual)4 hours40$113Certificate of completion upon request
Organizational Introductory Training (Virtual or In-person)7 hoursUp to 30Group Rates AvailableCustomizable content, flexible scheduling, certificate of completion upon request
Organizational Intermediate Training (Virtual or In-person)4 hoursUp to 30Group Rates AvailableCustomizable content, flexible scheduling, certificate of completion upon request

Upcoming Trainings

Space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!


If you’re new to MI or interested in revitalizing how you use MI techniques and strategies with your clients, this training is for you. Maximum of 125 participants encourages participation in engaging activities supplemented with videos, poll-based responses to scenarios, live chat and Q&A throughout. Cost: $93 per person.


Are you already trained in MI and use the process with some regularity? Hone your skills here. Capped at 40 participants to allow for guided small group practice and discussions supplemented with video and audio capabilities to enhance learning. Cost: $113 per person.


“It was excellent. It was very engaging and as someone who has not had any sort of MI training prior to this, I really learned a lot! Thank you!”

“Our trainer was excellent! It is often difficult to be engaged during an online training; however, Pam made the training feel as though we were in person and kept us engaged in creative ways. Thank you!”

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We are happy to tailor each of our trainings and consulting opportunities to your organization.