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Motivational Interviewing with Jack Grant


Jack Grant is in a therapy session after his wife's discovery of his cocaine usage. He does not believe cocaine is causing any major issues in his life. Using Motivational Interviewing (MI), speak with Jack and explore his perception of how cocaine affects his life and help lead him toward change in his drug use.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered therapy approach that proves most effective when encouraging your client to change negative or harmful behaviors. It has proven to be quite effective with alcohol and drug abuse, but can also be applied when encouraging lifestyle or healthcare changes as well. Honing these techniques can help increase positive client outcomes.


Social Work & Students


4 - 6

Average Time
per Session

40 - 50

Teaching Objectives:

  • Developing a Collaborative Relationship
  • Appropriately Applying Motivational Interviewing Mechanisms
  • Creating an Appropriate Change Plan for a Client's Needs & Goals

Included in Training:

  • A Training Guide with information on how to use Motivational Interviewing techniques to help clients create an effective plans for change.
  • A Simulated Conversation with a varied character to prepare learners for questions and pushback from clients with different levels of willingness to change their drug use.
  • Comprehensive Feedback during and after each play to help guide skill development.