Supporting Positive Change: Motivational Interviewing in Schools

 Supporting Positive Change: Motivational Interviewing in Schools

Monday, December 9th 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Presented by Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, MATS, CPS

Motivational Interviewing is an approach for managing conversations about behavior change. Change isn’t easy for anyone, and it’s particularly challenging for educators to manage a group of young people that are all struggling with change while also trying to learn, grow and manage other developmental expectations.

School health professionals (teachers, counselors, nurses, integrated-clinic staff) all regularly are looking for ways to improve the success of students who struggle to make positive changes; motivational interviewing can help! In this webinar we will discuss what motivational interviewing is and is not, when it can be useful with individuals and in groups and experience a few scenarios where MI can be applied.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence based communication style.
  2. Explain circumstances when MI is applicable both for individuals and groups.
  3. Identify aspects of MI that can be applied by education and health professions both in the classroom and in the conference room with parents or fellow professionals.

Webinar Resources

ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar. Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email