A Practitioner's Guide to Motivational


The objective of this course is to provide
the mental health clinician with
a comprehensive introductory overview of
Motivational Interviewing.


When the trainee completes this course,
he/she will:

Understand the spirit and principles
involved in the use of Motivational Interviewing?

Know the research that guides Motivational
Interviewing's increasing focus on
recognizing, reinforcing, and evoking
change language?

Grasp how to use Motivational Interviewing
interventions with clients in a variety
of settings and with numerous behavioral targets?

Describe how to use Motivational Interviewing
micro-skills and structured activities used
to elicit change talk?

This course is primarily designed for clinicians
in the earlier stages of their career, or for
more advanced clinicians reviewing basic concepts
in this area.

This course was written by Bernard Showers, LCSW.
He is a licensed clinical social worker working a
s an outpatient mental health and a substance abuse

In September, 2016 Mr. Showers became one of
approximately 1,500 trainers from around the world
certified to offer training in Motivational Interviewing
by the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Mr. Showers is also an adjunct professor with Shippensburg
University’s MSW Program in Shippensburg, PA
as well as the University of Maryland’s School
of Social Work in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Showers resides
in Lebanon, PA.

Approvals: has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.

As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

Organizations, not individual courses,
are approved as ACE providers.

State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.

ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
4 clinical continuing education clock hours.

With the notable exception of New York and New Jersey,
ASWB approval is accepted for licensed social workers.