Effective Helping Skills II
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
HS 162 or instructor approval.
Provides central theoretical and empirical tenets of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as practice of skills to deliver the intervention to a wide range of clients in diverse settings. Students will learn and practice both the spirit and techniques of motivational interviewing.
1. Define motivational interviewing and the basic structure of its use in treatment or therapy.
2. Describe techniques used as part of motivational interviewing to assess ambivalence and foster change in the client.
3. Demonstrate motivational interviewing skills.
Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
OARS-Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries
Deeper/Double Sided and Amplified Reflections
Textbooks, access to a video camera and USB.
Grading may be determined by video taping, presentations, papers, homework-workbook, participation and exams.