Skip to main content

COUN641. Motivation and Change

The course will focus on the theory and evidence based practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) by engaging resistant individuals in the process of change. The student will learn to help their clients explore and resolve their ambivalence by enhancing intrinsic motivation for change. Motivational Interviewing will be explored as a standalone intervention, as a method of increasing client adherence to other intervention approach's or as a general counseling approach underlying all client interactions. Given the wide variety of application, this class is appropriate for those who are interested in substance abuse and addiction practice or in adapting these methods and theory to guide counseling for other behaviors and populations.