Tina Iler, LCSWR

Motivational Interviewing & Change Talk Webinar– Fri., November 15:  12- 2:00 p.m.– 2 CEs (Iler)

This 2 credit clinical course was developed for social work and other clinical professionals. The course will familiarize professionals with Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques that are oriented toward recognizing, eliciting and responding to a client’s talk that is about positive change.
This webinar offers a closer look at Change Talk and is part of our Motivational Tune Up Series which teaches specific topics to enhance proficiency of MI Core Skills. Participants will learn to cultivate and respond to Change Talk using MI based skills highlighting the clinician’s role in encouraging and consistently responding to Change Talk in a way that promotes a conversation about change while supporting client momentum in favor of change. Previous knowledge of MI skills is helpful but not required. Feedback from previous MI workshop attendees. . .”Instructor was very clear, animated; learned a ton about MI; really enjoyed interactive learning and videos.”

Target audience: social workers and other clinicians
Content level: beginning to intermediate

About the instructor:

Tina Iler, LCSWR, is in private and agency practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. She has over twenty years front line experience with challenging clients. She has had extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and uses and Motivational Interviewing focus consistently with dually-diagnosed clients in in trauma-informed treatment. She is a resourceful, dynamic and creative speaker.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of eliciting Change Talk for the client
  • Assess client verbalization for whether it represents Change Talk
  • Explain the difference between Preparatory Change Talk and Mobilizing Change Talk
  • Describe how to respond to client Change Talk in order to elicit more Change Talk

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

System requirements: Operating Systems:

Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher

Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher


Broadband Internet connections: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible

Fee and registration
Register here. Cost is $39 and includes CE credit. Earlybird registration here. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund.
Course completion and CE info
Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.
Best Practice Trainers, Inc. provider # xxxx, is not yet approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Best Practice Trainers, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.ACE provider approval period: mm/dd/yyyy-mm/dd/yyyy. Social workers participating in this course receive 2 continuing education credits.