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Motivational Interviewing (MI) - NEW Certification Course

Presented By: Randy Kasper

One of the most difficult issues for many therapists is encountering a client who comes in seeking change and then resists all efforts to achieve that change. This “ambivalence” represents a client’s experience of simultaneously wanting to make a change while also feeling reluctant to do so.

Motivational interviewing (MI), supported by over 200 randomized controlled trials is a collaborative, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients to notice and resolve therapeutic resistance and ambivalence. Join HMI’s AOS Professor, Dr. Randy Kasper in this information packed, experiential seminar, that will prove to be game changing addition to your Hypnotherapy toolbox.

Randy Kasper, PhD, LCSW, BCD, has been a Professor at California State University’s Graduate School of Social Work for 15 years where she specializes in clinical practice and internship supervision. Dr. Kasper also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.

This all-day Certification seminar will include a combination of lecture, workbook, question and answer sessions and break-out sessions for practicing and mastering each of your new skills in Motivational Interviewing.

Who should take this Seminar:

  • Therapists
  • Sales Professionals
  • Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Parents
  • Addiction Specialists
  • Anyone who’s role it is to get people into action.

More About Motivational Interviewing:

  • Works with resistance and ambivalence – a client simultaneously wanting to make a change, while also feeling reluctant to do so.
  • Strengthens and motivates your clients’ commitment to change and therapy.
  • Is a collaborative, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change.
  • Creates and maintains helpful therapeutic alliances with your clients.
  • Energizes and enlivens your sessions.
  • Builds rapport and trust.
  • Lessens therapist burn-out.
  • Useful, not only for therapy, but in any career or job where you’re interacting with clients or perspective clients.
  • Specific and easy approaches to use.

Some of the most helpful of these approaches covered will include:

  • Four Processes: To build trust and connection between the patient and the clinician.
    (Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan)
  • The 5 A’s: These are indicated in higher motivation and achievement of goals.
    (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange)
  • OARS: Often considered the “heart” of motivational interviewing, a conversational approach that facilitates growth and achievement of goals.
    (Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflective Listening, and Summarizing)
  • DARN-CAT: Used to assess the stage and readiness for change.
    (Desire, Ability, Reason, Need, Commitment, Activation, and Taking Steps)

Included in this Certification Course:

  • Effective approaches, tools, formulas, and key insights for Motivational Interviewing
  • 8 hours of live on Zoom instruction with your Instructor, Dr. Randy Kasper
  • 180-day access to the live on Zoom lecture videos
  • 58-page Motivational Interviewing workbook (PDF)
  • AHA Certification in Motivational Interviewing
  • Total 10 Elective Hours/CEU Certificate

NOW Live on Zoom: The American Hypnosis Association is proud and excited to now offer students around the world this exciting, Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) seminar, Live on Zoom.

Regardless of where you live in the world you can attend this live interactive online course directly from your home or office through Zoom Meetings. Live questions and answers with your Instructor and interaction with your peers are delivered in real time.

Live on Zoom Bonus: In addition to the Live on Zoom seminar, we will also provide you with 180 days access to the recording from that day’s Live on Zoom seminar. This allows you to review and study the course on streaming video after the Zoom event.

Video Release/Recording Disclaimer

This AHA “Live on Zoom Event” is being recorded for student review and/or Pay-Per-View sales. To protect your privacy, we will always edit out/delete your name from your Zoom Room square in post-production before releasing. By registering for this Zoom seminar I hereby agree to grant the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and/or John Kappas Inc., American Hypnosis Association, Panorama Publishing Co. to have the right to publish, distribute, broadcast and/or market the video recording of this Zoom seminar/class in which I appear for educational purposes, programs, libraries, Pay-Per-View sales and seminars without any limitation and in any medium throughout the world and in perpetuity without compensation of any nature to me.

AHA Continuing Education Disclaimer

American Hypnosis Association Continuing Education Courses are not a substitute for your Hypnotherapy training. This seminar does not teach basic Hypnosis skills or general Hypnotherapy knowledge and is designed for professionals who already have completed or are in the process of Advanced Hypnotherapy Training. Advertising yourself as certified in specialty areas of Hypnotherapy without the benefit of an Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma from HMI or another duly recognized training institution is considered unethical.