Motivational Interviewing

The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is proud to present a 6 CE training opportunity on:

Motivational Interviewing: Improving rapport and preparing for Positive Change 

Date:           Friday January 25, 2013

Time:           9:00am-4:00pm

Location:    Nova Southeastern University

Huizenga Business School – Carl DeSantis Building

3301 College Avenue

Davie/Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Parking:      Parking garage for the general public (side closer to the building) will be the easiest.

Parking is metered at a cost of $1/hour.


Cost:            $140 for Professionals;

$85 for Students;

$120 for Non-CE Seeking Professionals



To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Rachel Needle, Psy.D. at (561) 379-7207 or or pay by credit card at:

Attendance is limited so please contact us to guarantee your spot!

Checks should be made payable to AMHTI and mailed to:

Rachel Needle

801 Northpoint Parkway Suite 20

West Palm Beach, Fl 33407


This workshop will teach attendees a variety of motivational and behavioral skills used to reduce resistance, increase retention, improve rapport, and increase motivation to change unwanted behaviors. Motivational Interviewing (MI) was initially developed for working with resistant substance abusers, yet has since been adapted to deal with many additional behaviors and conditions (e.g., smoking, weight loss, physical activity, risky sexual behavior, diabetes control, gambling, and medication compliance). It works with a variety of individuals, yet works particularly well with those who may be resistant or coerced into treatment. MI is combination of strategies and techniques from existing models of psychotherapy. A primary goal of MI is to evaluate readiness to change and meet clients where they are in terms of their specific readiness to change without judgment or coercion, yet discussed in a way that increases commitment to change. MI maintains an empathetic and empowering tone. In this workshop, Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques will be described and demonstrated and then practiced among attendees using short role-play scenarios. Feedback will be given to enhance skills. A variety of empirically based assessment instruments that are practical to use and have clinical value will be presented. Handouts of the major motivational materials will be distributed.

Educational Objectives/Goals:

Attendees Will Be Able To

  • How to motivate clients to change problem behaviors
  • How to improve rapport
  • How to empower clients and increase self-esteem
  • How to engage mandated or resistant clients
  • How to improve patient compliance
  • How to reduce therapist frustration working with resistant populations
  • How to use motivational strategies and skills to enhance people’s commitment to change
  • How to use a decisional balance exercise to evaluate and promote readiness for change
  • How to use scaling to assess status and increase motivation and self-esteem
  • How to use advice/feedback materials in a motivationally enhancing manner


About the Presenter

Dr. Lori Eickleberry is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University.  She specializes in behavioral medicine and is Founder of the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC, an outpatient treatment facility that specializes in motivation and behavioral change, and recently founded The Motivational Institute Mental Health Bridge Clinic, a nonprofit entity aimed at bridging the gap between graduate students in need of clinical experience and underserved populations unable to afford mental healthcare. She has conducted numerous presentations, workshops, and professional trainings in Motivational Interviewing for both government and private institutions and part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  For over eight years, she has served as Associate Lecturer at Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and as an Adjunct Faculty Professor and Intensive Supervisor at the Center for Psychological Studies.

Florida Board of Psychology, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling CE Broker Provider#: 50-11996