Motivational Interviewing Course

Earn a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing

12 NBHWC CE Credits

This 6-Week Course Starts

October 9, 2020 or January 8, 2021

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST) 

Tuition – $750

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Short Summary

Help your clients change debilitating behaviors and thought patterns through motivational interviewing. Take Courage Coaching is happy to offer a new course focused entirely on motivational interviewing skills and processes. This 6-week course provides 12 hours of continuing education credits. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from TCCU in motivational interviewing. 

Learning Objective

Students will be able to demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate working with clients in all stages of behavior change using the transtheoretical model.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

According to Psychology Today, “Motivational Interviewing is method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.”

Motivational interviewing is often used to help people change their behaviors when facing addiction and chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, to name a few. Motivational interviewing is a good tool for people experiencing anger and/or hostility about their situation. It can help them move through emotional stages to find what is needed to motivate them to change. 

Course Description

Take Courage Coaching’s Motivational Interviewing Certificate is a six-week course, that meets for two hours weekly. All classes are online. Students need a computer or laptop, a reliable internet connection, and a phone. Learn from home at your convenience.

  • This Continuing Education (CE) course is approved by NBHWC for 12 Continuing Education Units
  • NBHWC coaches will receive a 12-hour Continuing Education Unit certificate
  • Non CE students will receive a certificate for completing 12 hours of Motivational Interviewing Training
  • The class will meet for 2 hours once a week for 6 weeks
  • Interactive class includes designated role play sessions

What You’ll Learn

  • Introductions to Motivational Interviewing
  • Active Listening, OARS and MI Strategy
  • The Engaging Process of MI
  • The Focusing Process of MI
  • The Evoking Process of MI
  • The Planning Process of MI
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“The TCCU Motivational Interviewing Course provides a skill set to actually save you and clients time getting to the core thus making progress. This will definitely change how you work with people.”  

– Danielle, 2020 Graduate

“Motivational Interviewing is something that is vital to every social service professional.  If you want to maximize your effectiveness in your profession, this course is highly recommended.”

 – Gema, 2020 Graduate

Improve Your Motivational Interviewing Skills!

Starts October 9, 2020

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST)

Tuition – $750

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Meet Your Instructors

Kendy Headshot

Coach and Director of TCCU, CPMC, NBC-HWC

Kendy lives in northern California with her husband and daughters.  The mother of six children—some grown, twin daughters still at home—and a grandmother to five, she raises poultry, enjoys scrap-booking, sewing and gardening, and loves to read.  Read more…

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Coach and TCCU Faculty — ACSM-CPT, CPMC, NBC-HWC

Paul comes to Take Courage Coaching® with experience in fitness training. He has worked in a functional restoration program with people who are in chronic pain, and is personally familiar with the challenges and successes of his mother—who not only lives with chronic pain, but thrives in spite of it.  Read more…

Kristine Headshot


Kristine was already a Certified Health Coach when she saw an application on the ICHWC website for pain-management coach training through TCCU. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with 18+ years in cardiology diagnostic testing and cardiac rehab, and has worked with many patients challenged by long-term pain.  Read more…

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