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Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills Days

Proven System For Building & Sustaining In-House MI Programs

February 14, 22 & 28, 2024

Start Times: 11:30 AM EST | 8:30 AM PAC | 7:30 AM AKDT | 5:30 AM HST Daily

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Drive MI Success Where You Are...

Program Summary

To get the most from Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills training participants need ongoing supports. The absence of such supports can mean wasted valuable resources. While MI can seem easy to understand intellectually, success mostly comes through practice, proper supervision and ongoing in-house training and development. Serious organizations must institute systems that ensure their staff acquire and retain skills taught so they are not too reliant on external trainers.

Our 3-Step MI Skills System is designed to help an organization develop and sustain MI skills capacity by systematically training existing in-house resources to provide supports and ongoing coaching. It sets the stage for instituting a durable MI program at any organization in which you provide the initial training and then efficiently provide ongoing supports. In the process such an organization will be more self-reliant and depend less on outside experts all the time.

How The System Works

Step 1: Client facing teams, their supervisors and trainers train together on MI skills fundamentals together as a team, then
Step 2: Supervisors and their in-house agency trainers will train together on MI skills withi which to support and coach their teams' proper use of the MI skills they learned together, and finally
Step 3: We introduce and train in-house agency trainers on how to train others on MI skills. This gives the trainers some essential basics and puts them in a position to provide meaningful ongoing training and coaching to existing staff, as well as to new employees joining the organization.

"MI Days" provides and excellent an efficient venue to begin instituting the 3-Step MI Skills System at any agency. Let's get moving! Join us at MI Days and 

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Trevor J. Manthey, Ph.D., MINT, CEBP

Trevor Manthey is engaged in researching and training interventions that help facilitate self-determination in rehabilitation settings. This interest in self-determination has led to authored publications on topics such as Shared-Decision Making, Self-Directed Care, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Supported Education, Supported Employment and Peer Support. Trevor is also a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers).  His work history includes over 15 years of experience in the human, social and justice services field including both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Trevor has a BS in Psychology with a minor in business management, an MSW degree, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  A variety of populations have received training from Trevor including: Community Mental Health Agencies, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Teams, Child Welfare, School Districts, Private Schools, Peer Support Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation, College Counseling Centers, Regional Support Networks, State Attorney General’s Offices, Corrections Teams, Juvenile Justice, and Parenting Support Groups. Trevor has trained both in the United States and abroad.

Trevor has helped state agencies in their efforts to implement motivational interviewing system wide in order to assist in statewide cultural shifts towards more strengths-based strategies. In order to ensure fidelity to the intervention, Trevor has provided individualized coaching and feedback to counselors, social workers, supervisors, administrators, front line and administrative staff.  This is partially accomplished through a series of initial trainings followed up with coding audiotapes of actual interviews with clients and then providing constructive coaching through telephone calls and further training/coaching efforts.

Trevor was part of an implementation team awarded the Nation Council on Rehabilitation Education Presidents Award for his training in motivational interviewing for a trial of MI in Wisconsin DVR.

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What Others Said!

  • L. Novacek, The Hospitality Project

    I truly do appreciate the instructor and his enthusiasm. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have to be "up" and enthusastic for such a long training especially when there are so many people who are attending who are non-responsive or aren't on camera. His level of expertise and knowledge of this topic is wonderful. I think that this training has been a good investment of my time (and my agency's money).

  • Annonymous

    ​Although the training was done online via Zoom, it was very interactive and engaging.  The presenter did an amazing job of keeping the pace of the training and having everyone involved, his definition/explanations of the techniques we learned was clear and helpful.  I really enjoyed the breakout rooms/sessions, it was nice to be able to still interact with each other online.  

  • S. Smuda, Washoe TANF

    I was instantly invigorated.  I remembered how much I like this training.  Sad to say I've not really applied it but I will now!  What I liked best was 1.  Remember how much I really like this tool.  And 2.  Extremely pleasantly surprised we got to break out in groups.

  • S. Weatherall, Grand Ronde Headstart

    Even though I get nervous I really liked the interactive element and how it seemed very conversational, not just someone preaching to us and expecting us to just retain a bunch of information and acronyms. I also liked the opportunity to practice with real things that are going on in our own lives

  • Annonymous

    Our facilitator was great and friendly. It created a more casual approach for our participation as well to learn the information. The layout of both days was easy, and it was great to not just have a presentation/and or read off our handouts.

  • J. Roberts, Eckerd

    The fact that the instructor obviously had applied these skills in real world settings made the training more meaningful.

    I liked his use of the breakout rooms and found it definitely kept me more engaged.

  • Annonymous

    I really enjoyed the presenter modeling before sending us into activity. The group sessions and facilitators' pace and information was all 

  • A. Waller, Eckerd

    The workshop was very informative and helpful, I enjoyed the interaction with other professionals as well as the information.  It will definitely help with effectively doing my job as well as everyday interactions.

  • I. Ford, Kodiak Healthcare

    The presenter was very knowledgeable on the subject and was great at encouraging people to engage with the activities. 

  • Annonymous

    I enjoyed that you had a presenter who was very informative, yet made the sessions fun.  He would give us good feedback on how to work with our clients.  He used a lot of examples that were easy to understand and relate to.

  • Annonymous

    The ASK TELL ASK and how the client question can be answered without them feeling offended especially at the time  I think the instructor did a great job! I believe improvement is needed at our end!