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Motivational Interviewing Refresher: Using Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflection & Summarizing (OARS) Skills to Strengthen Motivation to Change (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 1)

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Description: Join us for a two-part Motivational Interviewing practice series in early 2023. While many clinicians have had training in motivational interviewing (MI), these skills are best developed through continual practice opportunities. To that end, we have designed two refresher workshops that focus on the application of foundational MI in specific situations. The focus of these refreshers is on sharpening and strengthening existing skills. These interactive sessions are best attended by clinicians with foundational knowledge of motivational interviewing and practice proficiency. Participants should be prepared to practice and hone their skills during the workshop.

Series: Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 1

In this first workshop, will spend the majority of the time directly practicing foundational OARS skills to evoke interest and commitment to making health behavior changes.

Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW & V & Marsha Johnson, LCSW

Suzanne Daub HMA Profile Photo Marsha Johnson, MSW, LCSW HMA Profile Photo




Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and target of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Review the Spirit of MI
  • Increase confidence using each of the OARS skills.

Content Level: Moderate

Target Audience: Clinicians

Course Interaction & System Requirements: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Course Completion & CE Requirements:

Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2025.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. To verify your attendance, please be sure to log in from an individual account and link your participant ID to your audio.

CME Credits:

The AAFP has reviewed the Integrated Care DC webinar series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This session is approved for 1.0 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credits.

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10-12 business days of course completion.

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, high-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible


January 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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