Motivational Interviewing

Earn a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing

12 NBHWC or ICF CE Credits

Upcoming Start Dates:

Sept. 11, 2023

*Class minimum must be met for this course to launch

Meets every Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks

(except holidays)

9:00 am – 11:00 am PT (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET)

Tuition – $829.00

Group Discounts Available

(Email for information)

NBHWC CE-000014-2

Short Summary

Help your clients change debilitating behaviors and thought patterns through the process of motivational interviewing. Take Courage Coaching is happy to offer a course focused entirely on motivational interviewing skills and processes. This course meets every Friday for 6 weeks and provides 12 hours of continuing education credits (NBHWC: CE-000014-2). Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from TCCU in motivational interviewing.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to demonstrate motivational interviewing processes and 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 a 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, meeting 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 and ICF for 12 Continuing Education Units

  • NBHWC or ICF 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 per week for 6 weeks

  • Interactive class includes designated role-play sessions with instructor

What You’ll Learn

  • Introductions to Motivational Interviewing

  • Active Listening, OARS and MI Strategy

  • The Engaging Process of Motivational Interviewing

  • The Focusing Process of Motivational Interviewing

  • The Evoking Process of Motivational Interviewing

  • The Planning Process of Motivational Interviewing

“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 TCCU Graduate

Meet Your Instructors


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…


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…

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