Please note courses in this program are available until December 31, 2017
The UBC Award of Achievement in Motivational Interviewing provides comprehensive MI training with the benefits of interprofessional exchange, individual feedback, and opportunities to tailor your learning to your practice environment.
Combining a knowledge- and skills-based approach, core courses build a foundation of MI competencies through experiential workshops, discussion, practice, and self-reflection. Advanced courses, along with individual coaching and feedback, enable you to increase your MI proficiency, strengthen your confidence to integrate MI into your practice, and sustain your learning.
If you have already taken at least two motivational interviewing couses, consider completing this 70-hour program by December 31, 2017 to earn an Award of Achievment.
- Delivered part-time, in-class and online until December 31, 2017
- Requires completion of four core MI courses (50 hours) and 20 hours of electives before December 31, 2017
- Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Award of Achievement program
- Costs approximately C$2,250 depending on the electives selected
- By the end of this program, you will be able to confidently integrate MI into your practice, and will have access to cutting-edge resources and a network of like-minded professionals.
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Through this program, acquire the skills, concepts, techniques, and competencies to integrate motivational interviewing into your interactions with clients, colleagues, and team members as you learn how to learn MI. Support positive change in your practice and enhance your communication style through study and practice that creates lasting change.
In this program:
- learn how to learn MI
- reflect on your role as a helping professional and consider ways in which an MI approach may shift your thinking, practices, and the way you interact with others
- refine and build on current communication skills within a change conversation context
- demonstrate MI relational and technical competencies in one-on-one conversations
- translate motivational interviewing into your workplace context
- incorporate MI approaches into group and supervisory roles
- integrate MI into your practice to sustain learning and guide positive change.
Who It's For
This Award of Achievement program is for health and helping professionals working with others to support positive health and related change.
The UBC Award of Achievement in Motivational Interviewing is a part-time program consisting of four core required courses and 20 hours of electives. Courses are held primarily at UBC Robson Square. Some workshops are held at the UBC Point Grey campus and many courses incorporate distance learning (webinars and teleconferences).
Core and elective courses combine experiential workshops, professional exchange, and ample practice and feedback opportunities. In addition to practical skills and resources for ongoing study, gain continuing education hours required for your professional credentials.
Assessment is based on in-class and virtual learning participation, as well as completion of all activities and practice sessions.
Choose 20 hours of electives from the following list of professional development opportunities:
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|Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQi) (LC301)||In-class||
Note: Curriculum and program requirements for completion are subject to change.
In-class program fees are paid course-by-course and total approximately C$2,250 based on current course prices. Prices may vary slightly based on the electives chosen and are subject to change. Fees include all course materials.
To accommodate learners from a variety of backgrounds, the admission requirements for the UBC Award of Achievement in Motivational Interviewing are fairly broad. However, all students are expected to possess strong written and spoken English skills for participation in one-on-one interactions, group work, projects, and activities.
It is recommended that participants have 1-3 years experience in a health or helping professional environment.
To complete the UBC Award of Achievement in Motivational Interviewing, it is not necessary to apply to the program in advance.
Start immediately by enrolling in the foundational core courses or electives and build on your experience as you work through the program. You can register for classes course-by-course, and take up to two years to complete all courses in order to graduate. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To receive the UBC Award of Achievement, all courses must be completed within two years.
Once you have completed the 70 hours of learning, submit the Graduation Request form to receive your Award of Achievement.