Online Training: Motivational Interviewing and the Language of Change with Adolescents

Produced by: Continuing Excellence, LLC

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Length of Training:  One Hour, Eleven Minutes
Credit: 1 CE Credit Hour
Cost of Training: $60.00

Registration fee includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by ASWB Social Work and APA Psychology.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

This online training focuses on key skills and concepts in motivational interviewing with adults and adolescents. Importantly, it also covers recent changes made to MI as a model of change during the past three years. MI is a client-centered counseling method for exploring how and why a person might change, and is based upon a guiding style. Its principles and techniques match those known to produce positive outcomes with sexual abusers (e.g., Marshall, 2005). MI can be very useful for motivating adolescents who are ambivalent about change and ambivalent about engaging in treatment.

Topics to be covered include:
1) Demonstration of skills
2) Specific application with adolescents
3) Educational videos

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Identify the four components that make up the “MI Spirit”
2) Distinguish between the four motivational interviewing
3) Identify the four processes that make up MI

One Hour, Eleven Minutes of Training

The training session runs for one hour and eleven minutes. The charge is $60. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by ASWB and APA for 1 CE credit hour.

See information to the right.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

1 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Motivational Interviewing and the Language of Change with Adolescents, Course #3471, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 09/29/2021 – 09/29/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credit.

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


David Prescott
Director of Acquisitions and Training, Safer Society Press

A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Director of Acquisitions and Training of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Networks C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Date recorded?
This training was originally recorded in October 2020

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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