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  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills for Child Welfare Professionals: Self-Paced
    • This 4-hour course must be completed before you can register for the instructor-led course.
    • Learners should allot time for practice recordings and submission.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI) Skills for Child Welfare Professionals: Instructor-Led Workshops
    • Learners will meet weekly for 3.5 hours over four weeks for this virtual course and must be complete before you can register for the Coaching Circles.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills for Child Welfare Professionals: Coaching Circles 1-4
    • The 1.5-hour Coaching Circles are designed to help you foster a realistic self-appraisal, hone your MI skills (with practice and feedback), and increase your confidence in the approach. The topics in each Circle have some similarity to help prepare you for the Final Skills Demonstration course.
    • To meet certification requirements, participants must complete Coaching Circles 1-4. Once you complete all 4 coaching circles, you will be eligible to register for the Final Skills Demonstration course.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills for Child Welfare Professionals: Skills Demonstration
    • In the final course, you will be asked to demonstrate your MI skills through a series of simulated encounters.
    • Upon completion of the course, you will receive an email from DHS Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) about the final MI phase/fidelity monitoring requirements under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) policy.