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Multiday Webinar

S22-214 Enhancing Motivation: Using Motivational Interviewing in Your Everyday Practice

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families |  700 Professional Growth & Development |  800 Online
Mary Hodorowicz, PhD, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
6 Hours

Schedule at a glance


Participants will learn what Motivational Interviewing (MI) is and will gain an understanding of its core components. Participants will practice basic MI skills and learn how they can be applied in their professional work with clients in a variety of settings and situations. This training will use a variety of teaching methods, including a combination of lecture, visual aids, hands-on practice and activities, and discussion.



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Mary Hodorowicz, LCSW-C received her PhD and MSW from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, with a primary Clinical concentration and secondary concentration in Management & Community Organization. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in psychology with a sociology minor. An active clinician for over a decade, Mary specializes in work with families and children. She earned a post-graduate certificate in Adoption from Rutgers School of Social Work, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Day One

8:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 9:30    MI Basics: The  Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

9:30 - 10:30     Skill Building

10:30 – 10:45          Break             

10:45 – 12:00    Video demonstrations and Discussion, with particular focus on change talk and sustain talk    

12:00- 12:15      Questions and wrap up. 


Day Two

8:30 – 09:00    Registration

9:00 – 10:30     Applying MI in your work: Practice and experiential learning activities                     

10:30 -  10:45   Break      

10:45 – 11:45   Introduction to Coding

11:45- 12:00    Group Demonstration/Application Activity

12:00-  12:15   Wrap Up   

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will increase their knowledge about Motivational Interviewing as a clinical skill

2) Participants will gain an understanding about the core components of MI

3) Participants will practice basic MI skills and learn how MI can be applied in a variety of professional settings.

4) Participants will be introduced to MITI coding as a measurement method to improve their MI skills independently post workshop

Bibliography & References


Chaffin, M., Valle, L. A., Funderburk, B., Gurwitch, R., Silovsky, J., Bard, D., … Kees, M. (2009). A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients. Child Maltreatment, 14(4), 356–68. doi:10.1177/1077559509332263

Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D., Connell, A., Gardner, F., Weaver, C., & Wilson, M. (2008). The family check-up with high-risk indigent families: Preventing problem behavior by increasing parents' positive behavior support in early childhood. Child Development, 79(5), 1395-1414. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01195
Hall, A., & Hohman, M. (n.d). Motivational interviewing in child welfare services video study guide and refresher. Northern California Training Academy.
Hohman, M. (2012). Motivational Interviewing in social work practice. The Guildford Press, New York, New York.
Leijten, P., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Wilson, M. N., Matthys, W., & Dishion, T. J. (2014). The family check-up and service use in high-risk families of young children: A prevention strategy with a bridge to community-based treatment. Prevention Science, Retrieved from
Madson, M. B., Schumacher, J. A., Noble, J. J., & Bonnell, M. A. (2013). Teaching Motivational Interviewing to Undergraduates Evaluation of Three Approaches. Teaching of Psychology40(3), 242-245.doi:10.1177/00986283134877450
Miller, W.R. & Rollnick, S., (2013).  Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change; 3rd ed., NY:  The Guilford Press.
Silovsky, J. F., Bard, D., Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Burris, L., Owora, A., … Lutzker, J. (2011). Prevention of child maltreatment in high-risk rural families: A randomized clinical trial with child welfare outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1435-1444. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.04.023
Strieder, Freeman, & Talbot (2013). Family Connections. Maryland Department of Human Resources Social Services Administration Final Report. Retrieved online

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $125 and includes CE credit. Registering after June 15, 2022 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive 6 continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

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