Beyond the Basics: Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills

February 9, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

About the Workshop

For the past two decades, the School of Social Work has been a leader in offering instruction in Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidenced-based intervention that draws on strategies from client-centered counseling, cognitive therapy, and a strengths perspective while focusing on building an intrinsic motivation for change through exploring and resolving ambivalence. Although initially developed to address problem drinking, MI has since been applied to a wide range of populations and behavioral change areas, from smoking cessation to elderly care.

At this, the second in a two-part series of MI workshops led by full-time faculty member and MI expert Dr. Andrew Hamid (bio), participants will have a chance to go beyond basic MI training into advanced forms of reflective responses and nuanced MI micro-skills. The emphasis will be on the use of “resistance” and “sustain talk” in strengthening the client’s own motivation to change.

More information, including workshop learning objectives and a full presenter bio, can be found on the registration page.

Workshop Fees

Registration Fee + 6.5 CEUs

Group Registration Fee (for 5 or more attendees) + 6.5 CEUs

CSSW Alumni Registration Fee* + 6.5 CEUs

*Alumni, please email for promotional code. Your email should contain your name when you attended CSSW, and the year you graduated.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.


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CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and its State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (provider #SW-0021) and mental health counselors (provider #MHC-0137).