Whether you’re a clinician in a health care organization, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a case manager supporting recovery, the National Council’s introductory and intermediate Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainings will help you create conversations that empower and persuade others to make meaningful changes. Join us in-person or virtually for these interactive, high energy and evidence-based trainings to learn the four fundamental processes of Motivational Interviewing – engaging, focusing, evoking and planning.

Looking for a scheduled training for yourself or customized training for your organization? New to MI, need a refresher or want to build intermediate skills? We have options to meet your needs! 

Recommended for:

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

National Introductory Training (Live virtual)4 hours125$93Certificate of Completion upon request
National Intermediate Training (Live virtual)4 hours40$113Certificate of Completion upon request
Organizational Introductory Training (Live virtual or in-person)7 hoursUp to 30Group rates availableCustomizable content, flexible scheduling, Certificate of Completion upon request
Organizational Intermediate Training (Live virtual or in-person)4 hoursUp to 30Group rates availableCustomizable content, flexible scheduling, Certificate of Completion upon request


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

“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 an excellent trainer! 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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Motivational Interviewing FAQs

What can I expect to learn at the training/workshop?
  • Participants will leave the training being able to:
    • Apply the four fundamental tasks of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
    • Observe and practice skills and strategies both professionally and personally.
    • Implement MI techniques into their daily work with practical ideas and integration planning.
What are the requirements for registering for the Intermediate-level Motivational Interviewing workshop?
  • We recommend prior MI training, and recommend a minimum of 6 months of Motivational Interviewing implementation and usage, as this training will start on the deeper end of applying the strategies and skills.
What size groups can your training accommodate?
  • We can accommodate group sizes up to 40 participants.
Do you offer group rates?
  • Yes! Group rates are available, and there is a discounted rate for National Council members. Contact us to learn more.
How can I register multiple people at the same time?
  • Please register each person individually to ensure that each participant can receive their unique login link.
  • *Please note that if the individual login link is shared with anyone else, the original registrant will not be able to access the training.
Can I tailor the training to my organization and bring the training in-house?
  • Yes! We are committed to closely collaborating with you and your organization to customize our training content and scenarios. Our goal is to align with your unique needs and objectives to ensure the highest level of satisfaction and success.
My organization doesn’t have PayPal and/or I don’t have access to a credit card, are there other payment options?
  • No, unfortunately not at this time. We do not send invoices for payment or accept checks.
What is your training cancellation policy?
  • For national trainings, registrants have the option to cancel their registration up until the training occurs. A link to cancel your registration is found in your automated confirmation email sent upon registration.
  • For group training cancellations, please email your point of contact with notice to terminate your agreement within 30 days of the training start date.
Do you offer Certificates of Completion?
  • Yes! We offer Certificates of Completion to all workshop participants that have successfully completed the training upon request.
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits (e.g., CEU’s, CE’s)?
  • While we do not offer continuing education or professional development credits (CEUs, CEs, etc.) directly, we are happy to provide you with the necessary documentation for you to submit to your relevant accrediting body to obtain credits (i.e., Certificates of completion, training agenda, trainer bio/credentials, etc.).
What are the technical requirements for your Live Virtual Trainings?
  • To participate in our Live Virtual Trainings, attendees must have access to a computer or laptop equipped with video and audio functionality, with the ability to connect to the Zoom platform.
Who is the National Council for Mental Wellbeing?
  • Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that works on behalf of over 3,300 mental health and substance use service providers across America to create a stronger, better-funded, more integrated approach to mental health and substance use care. We believe that healthy minds create strong communities.

Additional questions? Contact us.


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