MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING
Training Dates: Description: Motivational Interviewing is a two-day, skill-based training
October 22-23, 2007 designed to provide corrections agents, probation officers, case managers,
other corrections professionals, and their supervisors with specific instruction
Schedule: and practice in motivational interviewing, an effective approach for motivating
8:00am-4:30pm clients toward positive behavior change.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Minnesota DOC Demonstrate an understanding of the basic approach of motivational
Central Office, interviewing (MI) and how to continue learning it while working with
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Drive, 2nd floor,
Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental spirit and principles of
St. Paul, Demonstrate a fundamental ability to use the foundation skills (OARS) in a
MN 55108-5219 targeted, MI adherent way.
Explain how MI is directive, and begin to apply the directive aspects of MI
Cost: in their work with clients.
There is no Practice an MI style for meeting resistance with clients.
Participants are Practice recognizing, reinforcing, and drawing out the fundamental client
language cues that indicate movement toward change (change talk).
responsible for their
own lodging, meals
Who Should Attend: Agents, case managers, supervisors, and other
and travel. correctional practitioners who are interested in attaining or
building motivational interviewing skills.
Trainer: Suzanne Eck Maahs
Registration: Space is limited! You must follow this process in order to be
considered for the class:
To apply to attend this Motivational Interviewing session, you must send
e-mail to COTraining@co.doc.state.mn.us by October 1.
In the Subject line you must put "Motivational Interviewing Class, October
In the body of the e-mail, you must include your name, agency, job title,
telephone, fax number, and e-mail address.
You will receive notice approximately 2 weeks prior to the session
whether you've been accepted to attend.
Deadline to apply to attend: October 1, 2007.
You can find information about evidence based practices training sessions by going to the MN
DOC home page, selecting "DOC training opportunities" in the left column under "quick links, and
then selecting "Evidence-Based Practices Training Opportunities”
If there are sessions scheduled, you will find the information there. As soon as there are
sessions scheduled, they will be listed at this link.
For questions other than about what is currently scheduled, you may
contact: the Employee Development Unit at COTraining@co.doc.state.mn.us