Introductory Workshops in Motivational Interviewing
with Bill matulich, Ph.D.

2013 Schedule
The August Intro workshop is full
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Learning Objectives (Introductory Workshop):

This workshop is designed for mental health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, counselors, nurses, life coaches, and anyone interested in learning how to measure and increase their clients’ motivation to change behavior. Upon completion of this two day workshop, participants will learn and be able to apply a variety of effective techniques to working with clients dealing with behavior change. Specifically, participants will be able to:

  1. *Summarize the history of Motivational Interviewing (MI).

  2. *Describe the evidence base for the use of MI for behavioral change.

  3. *Understand the “Spirit” of MI.

  4. *Discuss what motivates people to change.

  5. *Learn and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation.

  6. *Describe the stages of change.

  7. *Learn, practice, and use the 4 core skills of MI in conversation.

  8. *Employ techniques to develop discrepancy between goals and behavior.

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

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

  11. *Employ several techniques to reduce client/counselor “dicord.”

  12. *Describe how MI can be integrated into current forms of treatment.

  13. *Observe demonstrations of MI techniques.

  14. *Practice a variety of MI techniques in dyads and small groups.


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. There is a one hour lunch break. The days ends 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 go to the Online Registration form.

You may also pay at the door with prior arrangements.

If you have any questions, please email:

or call: 619-665-5508.