Motivational Interviewing


From Bill Matulich, Ph.D.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinically proven, client centered, goal directed, effective style of talking to people about changing their behavior. Developed by Drs. Bill Miller and Steve Rollnick, MI involves learning to use simple but powerful techniques that help to quickly engage and focus clients, allowing them to explore their own motivation, ambivalence, and resistance to change and to efficiently guide them toward more desirable behavior.

What does training involve?

Dr. Matulich offers brief introductory and advanced workshops, on-site classes, and coaching/supervision. One, two, or three day introductory workshops allow participants to learn the basics of MI in a brief amount of time. The longer the workshop, the more opportunity there is to see MI in action and to practice the techniques. On-site classes present material over a longer period of time and allow participants to practice with clients as they are learning. Coaching/supervision sessions provide the opportunity for participants to get direct, specific feedback on their techniques in either individual or group sessions.

Please see the workshop schedule for descriptions of upcoming workshops and links to register. See the Calendar page for a complete list of all workshops and talks currently scheduled.

Continuing Education Credits

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

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 the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. William j. Matulich Ph.D. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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