Intro to Motivational Interviewing

Professor Watson to Host Free Webinar

Motivational Interviewing: April 19th 10:00am-11:00am

Motivational Interviewing is a particular kind of conversation about behavior change. Rather than advising and convincing a person to change, Motivational Interviewing is a style of communicating that evokes a person's intrinsic motivation to change, attempts to resolve ambivalence, and minimizes discord in a helping relationship.


In this introductory workshop, organized by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, Kate Watson will dispel some myths about the behavior change process, present the evidence base for Motivational Interviewing, and discuss the possible applications of Motivational Interviewing in your own work.


Motivational Interviewing is a skill that is used across many disciplines:


  • Healthcare (physicians, nurses, patient advocates, dentists, social workers)
  • Criminal Justice (victim advocates, corrections, police work)
  • Education (teachers, advisors, tutors)
  • Leadership and Management



To register for this FREE event, click here.

To learn more about Motivational Interviewing, click here.

NETWORK AND LEARN: Join your fellow students, faculty, as well as professionals from across the entire mid-Atlantic region to explore this topic!

Professor Kate Watson

Kate Watson earned her graduate degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and is currently completing her doctorate in Health Policy and Social Justice from Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia. Kate is an Assistant Professor at Peirce College, and her areas of academic interest include gender-based violence, sexual assault response, and trauma-informed practice. She is an on-going consultant to several medical schools across the country, as well as the United States National Guard’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program. Since joining the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2011, she has conducted Motivational Interviewing workshops with nurses, physicians, dentists, victim advocates, members of the military, police officers, teachers, correctional officers, case managers, and advocates for the homeless.