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   CSL 3500 - Advanced Motivational Interviewing

1.0 Credits
Prerequisites: CSL 2050  with a grade of C- or higher. 
The skill development in this class will initially offer a brief review of the fundamental spirit, principles, and skills of MI, and then focus intensively on clinical skills development. This class is designed to assist students to develop and practice skills to assist clients to identify and strengthen intrinsic motivation for positive change. This is an advanced training in Motivational Interviewing so it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate the foundational MI skills by conducting a client interview using the OARSI, and responding to no‐change talk (resistance). The format will be interactive and experiential in nature. Students will be afforded an opportunity to obtain focused practice and will receive individualized feedback regarding their MI skills with student and professor ratings. Experiential learning will include both practice and taping with feedback of client‐specialist interviews. The focus of the critique is on the specialist, not on the client. Students who are acting as a client in practice sessions will be asked to choose a real life situation about which they are ambivalent so the student acting as the specialist has material to work with. The material should be real and in the present. Highly sensitive personal issues shall be discouraged. The professor will use the discussion of appropriate treatment issues as a teaching point by reiterating the definition of pre‐contemplative and contemplative stages of change and give concrete examples of possible issues. This “real‐play” vs. role‐play provides those in the specialist role with a more meaningful practice of their treatment skills. This class will also seek to enhance the ability of students to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic and socioeconomic diversity. Research indicates Motivational Interviewing practice enhances engagement and effectiveness with diverse populations.
Prev. Course Codes: CSL-275
LEC 15 Contact hours



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