Motivational Interviewing

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In this course, the instructor provides an overview of motivational interviewing, originally introduced by William Miler and Stephen Rollnick in 1983. The instructor will evidence supporting motivational interviewing and application to Occupational Therapy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Define motivational interviewing.
  2. Explain the application of motivational interviewing as a tool for promoting behavior change.
  3. Describe the motivational interviewing concepts within the context of the Transtheoretical Model.
  4. Explain the role of the readiness ruler to elicit behavior change.


One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


Jamie Pomeranz, PhD, CRC, CLCP