Motivational Interviewing: Coaching for Change in the Therapy Room (18 Hours)
Cost: $495+HST (no textbook)
Highlights of this program
- 18 hours of study / must be completed within a maximum of 8 weeks
- Students will require practice with clients (live or “mock”)
Therapists will regularly find themselves in conversations with clients that are characterized by ambivalence, uncertainty, and low motivation. This is normal. Once referred to as “resistance,” therapists today must understand how they contribute to or take away from increased motivation with people at all stages of the change cycle. This course gives students a required toolkit that empowers them to rely not on the clients “will,” but on powerful, evocative questions that create change through strong coaching and an effective form of dialogue within the therapeutic relationship. Please note that oral and written fluency in English is required.
With the use of written lectures, videos and professional practice exercises, students are engaged in this 18-hour online course where they learn how to work with clients that are characterized by ambivalence, uncertainty, and low motivation. The cost of this course is $495, and must be completed within a maximum of 8 weeks.
Eligibility and Certification
Upon completion and submission of all assignments, and following their review by the teaching team, students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of each course.
Please note that completing any of these courses within the program does not qualify you to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Please be advised that completion of this course will satisfy most continuing education requirements.
Note the courses in this program are suitable for students with clinical backgrounds only, trained and capable of managing crisis clients.
Once payment is received, students will receive a license key and can begin their studies. Course content is varied and made up of lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings and professional/reflective exercises. There are no tests or exams; however, there are assignments for each module, which must be completed and then submitted online. The assignments in each course do not have to be completed in one sitting but please note: you have a maximum of 8 weeks to complete your studies. We uphold a strict policy that we do not extend or re-open the software to you once your 8-week period of learning is up. Plan accordingly; if you will be away, you must catch up on your work. Please also note that in the event of cancellation, a $100 administration fee will be applied.
There is not a waitlist for this course.
What format are the courses in?
Will I have contact with an Instructor?
How does the software work?
Does the course offer any financial aid?
No, not at this time. However, students that are registered with the OCSWSSW will qualify for $500.00 from the SWSSW Professional Development fund. For more information please visit www.swsswpdf.org.
All students will receive a receipt. If you wish, you can also request an issuance of a T-2202 (or Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate), which is an income tax form issued annually that recognizes education-related activity within the tax (calendar) year. It shows the amount of tuition paid that may be claimed for income tax purposes. You must request this specifically from Adler in time to file your annual income tax - it is not issued automatically.
Who is the contact person for the online courses?
Students may contact the Dean of Continuing Education, Ms. Beatrice Traub-Werner, for specific questions:
Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW
Dean, Continuing Education
Adler Graduate Professional School
890 Yonge Street, 9th floor,
Tel: 416-923-4419 ext. 503