Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals for Criminal Justice and Drug Court Professionals

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Two day session November 1 & 2, 2023

This training provides learners with an introduction to Motivational interviewing and focuses on the spirit, techniques and key principles of holding a Motivational Interviewing conversation. This training is highly experiential, and learners will participate in exercises designed to illustrate the concepts described and will be given the opportunity to discuss their experience of those exercises. The goal of this training is for attendees to feel sufficiently familiar with MI to begin utilizing and embracing it in their day-to-day interactions with the clients served by their agencies.


  • Learn the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing
  • Learn techniques to convey empathetic understanding and compassion
  • Explore ways of integrating Motivational Interviewing theories into other treatment approaches.
  • Practice Motivational Interviewing on “challenging” clients through role playing and discussion.
  • Adapt the treatment strategies to different populations.
  • Understand direct approaches you can use within the context of creating an atmosphere of change.

Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

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Event Details

November 1, 2023
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
remote via Zoom
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