Denise Ernst, Ph.D.

Two-Day Intro. to Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Denise Ernst, Ph.D.

Stéphanie Wahab, Ph.D., M.S.W.

June 15-16, 2020 – $450


This 2-day intensive workshop (part of an MI training series) will: 

  • Describe the “spirit,” key principles and four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Critically engage MI demonstrations via videos and live examples
  • Demonstrate and practice the spirit and primary skills associated with MI, with specific attention to evoking change talk
  • Become familiar with and practice the range of skills used in MI to engage with clients, focus the scope of the work, evoke change talk, dancing with discord and negotiate a change plan

Target Audience
These trainings are appropriate for helping professionals and paraprofessionals in the role of supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes: social workers, physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dieticians, counselors, psychologists, life and health coaches, clergy, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, school counselors, and educators.

Included in the Workshop

  • 14 hours of high-level training from national and international MINT trainers
  • Light breakfast/Coffee Breaks/Light Snacks
  • University venue with local food carts and hotels within walking distance
  • 13 Social Work CEUs (6.25 and 6.75 Hours)

Training Location – Portland State University

School of Social Work, 1800 SW 6th Ave, 97201
6th Floor, Room 620/630
Portland, Oregon 97201

  • Located in the heart of downtown Portland in the middle of campus. (See map on next page.)
  • Easily accessible via public transportation, with a host of nearby accommodations and restaurants.

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm