Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training
Developed by Bruce Berger and Bill Villaume


Let's face it – sometimes it's difficult to understand why patients are non-adherent. We're offering a proven tool that will help you and your staff break down the barriers to communicating with patients. Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training Developed by Bruce Berger and Bill Villaume will show you how to get to the bottom of potential issues behind non-adherence, focusing on such topics as starting an interaction, non-threatening ways to correct misunderstanding, getting buy-in and so much more, in six online, interactive, work-at-your-own-pace modules. The program offers eight contact hours of CE and you have three months to finish. Best of all, because you're special, we have a deal just for you: greatly reduced pricing for NCPA members. You can purchase the program in the NCPA Bookstore (search products by title).

Program Overview

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing training) for health care professionals is an e-learning program accredited for 8 hours of approved continuing education credit for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers. The learner has three months to complete this highly interactive program and receive CE credit. Learners may stop at any point in the program and then return to it where they left off. Learners may also review each module completed as often as they would like during the three-month time frame. This unique program uses a sense making approach to motivational interviewing that is the basis for the book, Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach by Drs. Bruce A. Berger and William A. Villaume. The modules use numerous real examples of patient encounters and self-assessment questions to help learners internalize skills.

Below is a listing of the 6 modules:

  • Module 1 – Introduction and Background

  • Module 2 – The Human Brain and Threat

  • Module 3 – Sense Making and Practical Reasoning

  • Module 4 – Developing Rapport and the Synergy of MI

  • Module 5 – Reflecting, Empathizing with, Reframing and Exploring the Issue

  • Module 6 – Addressing the Issue

Sample Module

If you would like to review the first module to get a feel for the program, you can do so here.

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