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CE Workshop: Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training: Reinforcing the “How”
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When: Friday, February 23, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Megan Benoit Ratcliff, PhD, MPH
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Description: 

This engaging workshop will expand attendees’ proficiency with motivational interviewing (MI) through applied training and reflective self-evaluation. It moves from the “what” of MI to the “how” through structured role-plays and other interactive activities. Attendees should have prior knowledge of and experience with MI as content provided will move beyond the basics to include more process-oriented application. Utilization of MI with diverse populations will be explored. Enrollment will be limited to ensure attendees are able to receive individualized feedback. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize four processes of MI and strategies for engagement within each
  2. Identify “sustain” talk and strategies for moving clients towards “change” talk
  3. Demonstrate increased proficiency in MI skills
  4. Discuss the practical and ethical considerations of MI with varied populations 

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      As an independent consultant, Dr. Ratcliff has delivered motivational interviewing (MI) workshops ranging from half-day intensives to two-day trainings. Local clients include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Wellspring Living. She delivered 7 presentations on the use of MI in pediatric primary care throughout the state of Ohio in conjunction with the Healthy Kids Ohio Learning Collaborative. Additionally, Dr. Ratcliff has served as a MI consultant for a community-based initiative and as an advanced trainer for colleagues. She helped design a behavior change intervention protocol for a national clinical research trial for which she also evaluated integrity ratings. Dr. Ratcliff has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2014.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 9, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After February 9, 2018)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to February 9, 2018. No refunds will be given after February 9, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.