Motivational Interviewing Tune Up – Effective Engagement

1.5 CEs | $27 | Tina Iler, LCSWR

Join experienced clinical social worker and psychotherapist Tina Iler, LCSWR as she explores engagement skills as a vital component in the establishment of a collaborative and trusting working relationship with clients. This 1.5 hour long beginning to intermediate level online, self-study, recorded webinar for social work and other clinical professionals was created in October, 2018, and updated with new resources and a reading list in 2022. Feedback from previous workshop attendees: “Instructor was very clear, animated;” “. ..learned a ton about MI”; “. . .really enjoyed the interactive learning and videos“

Participants will be able to:

  1. describe the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and explain why it’s important
  2. list 4 clinical MI skills that improve client engagement into treatment
  3. identify 3 clinician disengagement traps identified in Motivational Interviewing practice
  4. describe one way in which a clinician can respond to discord in a session using MI skills

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 1.5-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 1.5 CEs.

Insights to motivational interviewing

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these webinars to NYS re-credentialing CASACs. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Motivational Interviewing Tune Up – Effective Engagement (#4192) has been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as an individual course that is available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2022 – 5/29/2024. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

Tina Iler, LCSWR

Tina Iler, LCSWR

Tina Iler, LCSWR, is in private and agency practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. She is the Social Work consultant for the BPTI Continuing Education group and the BPTI contact person for social workers in the US and Canada. She has over 25 years experience in direct practice with clients with mental health and substance use disorders. 

She is passionate about Motivational Interviewing and trains extensively in MI. As well, she has been trained by the Beck Institute in CBT and the Linehan Institute for DBT and mindfulness.  In her individual therapy, she provides compassionate support to work towards developing coping skills for healthier choices, improved self care, and building resilience to live life with greater ease and acceptance of past or present circumstances. As a trainer, she is resourceful, dynamic and creative. Feedback from previous archived webinar attendees: “It was very informative and I’ve been using this framework within my practice.” -Abigail, Idaho  more on Iler’s bio. .

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