An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Presented by Dr. Jon Ebert, PsyD
Clinical Director at the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

This course has been approved for a total of 2.33 hours of training credit. 

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Distance Learning courses are based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive training credit for the course, I must complete and submit the training pre-test, view the course in its entirety, and complete the training post-test with the training credit submission request. (The CIP can monitor the amount of time spent on viewing the course. Partial training credit will not be submitted.)  Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.

Please provide the appropriate answer to the follow questions.

1. What are the four values of Motivational Interviewing?

2. True or False: Real change must come from within and not imposed from outside.

3. What concept below is consistent with “Avoiding the Righting Reflect”?

4. Which is an 'open ended' question::

5. True or false: Affirmations don’t always need to be genuine when being used.