Motivational Interviewing - Strengthening a Person's Own Motivation and Commitment to Change Webinar 2 of 3

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  Please Note:

  • 2-Hour Webinar
  • Free to Ohio ACT Team members; All others - registration fee is due at time of registering
  • Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 and Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 - Each Part is a series of 3 webinars.  It is strongly recommended that you register and attend all webinars in each Part in order to get the full training.
  • Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 - Webinar 1- May 4, 2021; Webinar 2- May 20, 2021; Webinar 3- June 3, 2021
  • Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 - Webinar 1- June 29, 2021; Webinar 2- July 13, 2021; Webinar 3- July 27, 2021
  • If you have questions, contact us via email: cebp-admin[at]


Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices attempts to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Motivational Interviewing, Part 2: Strengthening a Person’s Own Motivation and Commitment to Change reviews the basic concepts learned in Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize language that favors staying the same versus making a change. 
  • Discuss and practice strategies to evoke and reinforce language in favor of change when working with people who have severe mental illness and/or a substance use disorder.


Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S


Examples of those who should attend include the following:

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Team members 
  • Quality Improvement (QI) specialists


Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) initiative. He provides technical assistance (consulting and training) to organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve services and outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Mr. Evenden is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international association of trainers in motivational interviewing.

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July 13, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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July 9, 2021 (11:59 PM) EST
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