PSY-601: Motivational Interviewing for Addiction Treatment
1 credit hour
Motivational interviewing, along with cognitive behavioral therapy and 12-step facilitation has been identified by National Institutes of Health as an intervention with a significant evidence base. Motivational interviewing is especially notable in its application as a brief intervention used flexibly in many settings. In this course students will be introduced to the transtheoretical model of change, the supporting theory for motivational interviewing. Learners will develop advanced skills in using motivational interviewing in working with people dealing with chemical and behavioral addictions. This course provides training for the core function of counseling.