A five-week online training series for weight-inclusive providers

When your clients become disillusioned with the traditional weight paradigm and seek alternatives to diet culture, they often show up with ambivalence.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling designed to elicit and strengthen intrinsic motivation for change.

This online training with Dana Sturtevant gives you the tools for having powerful conversations with your clients that unleash the innate change process within.


Facts About Motivational Interviewing

MI is taught in over 43 different languages around the world.

There are over 200 clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of MI.

There are over 1200 published studies on MI.

In a study, enrollment specialists trained in MI quadrupled patient engagement rates.

MI can be effective in brief encounters.

MI’s effect is not related to the counselor’s educational background.

Session topics

Each session is 2.5 hours
CEUs Available (11 NASW, 11 CDR)

Session 1: MI Spirit, Theories & Principles

Session 2: The Art of Listening Well

Session 3: Eliciting Change Talk

Session 4: Eliciting Change Talk continued

Session 5: Putting It All Together

All sessions will be recorded and available for one year.

Experiment with key concepts and practice core skills between sessions, and then share successes and challenges and receive support from a group of like-minded clinicians.

This training taught me to drop my agenda, and really get curious about my clients, and their stories. I’m listening with all my senses now, and with more presence than ever before. It has changed the way I approach conversations with everyone in my life.” ~CS