Advanced Workshop In Motivational Interviewing

October 11 & 12, 2014




Learning Objectives (Advanced Workshop):

        This workshop is designed for professionals who have had some experience with Motivational Interviewing and are interested in improving their skills. The workshop is appropriate for counselors, mental health professionals, doctors, nurses, recovery service counselors or anyone who is in the business of helping people change behavior and who has had some exposure to MI in the past. Day one will include a fast and brief review which pre-supposes a basic level of knowledge of the spirit and approach of MI and exercises to practice the techniques. The second day builds upon the first and introduces advanced strategies, the MITI coding system, and more intense practice exercises with feedback. Upon completion of this two day workshop, participants will have not only learned and practiced a variety of effective techniques to working with clients dealing with behavior change but will also be introduced to coding client-counselor interactions to rate practitioner skill level and monitor improvement.

    Specifically, participants will be able to:

        *    Assess their own level of skill at the beginning and end of the workshop.

        *    Review the “Spirit,” and the specific techniques of MI.

        *    Discuss motivation as it pertains to their own clients.

        *    Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation.

        *    Employ several techniques to develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior.

        *    Use strategies to explore, amplify, and resolve ambivalence to change.

        *    Demonstrate the ability to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk.”

        *    Differentiate and practice simple and complex reflections.

        *    Employ several techniques to reduce client resistance to changing behavior.

        *    Be able to recognize and identify MI skills through coding practice and role plays.

        *    Describe how MI can be integrated into current practice.

        *    Observe demonstrations of MI techniques.

        *    Practice creating change plans and consolidating commitment from clients.


Dr. Bill Matulich is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California. He is a member of the international network of Motivational Interviewing trainers (MINT) and has taught Motivational Interviewing workshops and classes to doctors, social workers, therapists, teachers, counselors, case managers, psychologists, interns, substance abuse counselors, nurses and others.

14 hours CE Approval:

William J. Matulich, Ph.D. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. William J. Matulich Ph.D. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

William J. Matulich, Ph.D.  is approved by CAMFT to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. William J. Matulich, Ph.D. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

William J. Matulich, Ph.D. is approved by CCAPP to provide continuing education hours for certified addiction counselors. Provider number: 1S-10-133-1218

There is an additional $25 fee if you are taking this workshop for CE credits.


Located near Mission Bay in San Diego, the Marina Village Conference Center is a relaxed and professional setting. Just minutes from downtown and the airport, the Center is conveniently located near restaurants and hotels and is within walking distance to Mission Beach.


Training starts each morning at 8:30. There is coffee, tea and a continental breakfast from 8 to 8:30. We will break for an hour for lunch and end the day at 4:30.

                                             Registration                             $ 379.00


Refund Policy: A $35.00 processing fee will be charged for tuition refunds two weeks prior to the workshop. After two weeks prior to the workshop, no tuition refunds are possible.


You may pay by check or money order by completing the registration form and mailing it with your  payment to:

Bill Matulich, Ph.D.

6333 Lake Kathleen Ave.

San Diego, CA 92119

To pay by credit card or PayPal, please Click here to go to the Online Registration form.

If you have any questions, please email or call me at 619-665-5508.