Motivational Interviewing Beyond Foundations: Mini Online Courses

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Beyond Foundations: Mini Online Courses

  Self-paced. Approximately 90-120 minutes, including a practice and feedback call.

  Appropriate for a wide range of professionals and peers who have a foundational knowledge of MI.

The MI Beyond Foundations mini courses are designed for learners who want to deepen their MI knowledge, skills, strategies. Each mini course focuses on one concept and is designed with practical application in mind. Below you fill find a brief description of each mini course. For more information about each offering, click on the title.

Developing Discrepancy:

This mini course explores the concept of discrepancy and strategies for developing a sense of discrepancy when a person doesn’t see the conflict between their behaviours and values or goals.

Focus on Engagement:

Engagement is the foundation of MI interactions, and the Focus on Engagement mini course can help to avoid common disengagement traps, recognize disengagement, and deepen engagement.

Navigating Communication Roadblocks:

This mini course focuses on understanding and navigating communication roadblocks in order to demonstrate the spirit of MI; build understanding; maintain engagement; deepen the conversation; and support movement towards change.

Responding to Risk

This mini course focuses on how to identify risk, distinguish between tolerable and intolerable risk, examine their role in relation to risk, and respond to risk in MI-consistent ways.

Values in MI

This mini course explores how to have conversations about values in MI in order to help people better understand their behaviour, consider alternate behaviours.


Each course can accommodate 24 learners per group.

Contact us for more information about registration.

These are interactive online courses, designed for participants who want to consider practical applications to their work. CCMI uses learner-centred, performance-based approaches to adult education. The course includes learning activities that evoke understanding and build skills. These include:

  • Interactive online activities
  • Journal assignments
  • Knowledge checks
  • Final assignments with feedback from an instructor
  • Practice and feedback sessions.

In order to complete this course, learners will need:

  • Access to a computer, laptop, or tablet with the capability to watch and listen to video and audio.
  • Internet connection
  • Up to date browser including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge. The course will not run with Internet Explorer

See our CCMI Services page for an overview of all of our offerings and details like prerequisites, duration, and capacity.