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Virtual: Motivational Interviewing in Groups

  • July 13, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • July 14, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • July 20, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • July 21, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 15


A 12-hour training with Bob Jope, LMHC

July 13th, 14th, 20th & 21, 2022

9:00am-12:15pm (daily)

This training is funded by the New England ATTC and a NH DOJ DCATT grant 

This training is remote only.

This training is free to Drug Court Staff  & Providers ONLY, please use the code you were provided to register.

For all non-drug court staff, please pay the registration fee.

PREREQUISITE: Participants are required to have taken the 3/31/22-4/1/22 Basic Motivational Interviewing training AND the 4/14/22-4/15/22 Intermediate Motivational Interviewing training to attend this presentation. If an individual has taken a recent Motivational Interviewing course or is very familiar with Motivational Interviewing, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email for more information.

PRESENTATION: Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method of guided communication that allows a practitioner to engage with a person’s strengths and help them to articulate and act upon their own reasons for making a positive change. This twelve-hour event presumes participants’ prior completion of basic- and intermediate-level MI training, and assists them to adapt those skills for use in working with groups. Following this twelve-hour presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and identify the hub-and-spoke and relatedness models as they are applied in group work;
  • Assess and demonstrate use of Motivational Interviewing skills in practice group conversations; and
  • List five Motivational Interviewing evocation strategies that can be used in groups.

OVERALL GOAL: Participants will develop the capacity to utilize the elements of Motivational Interviewing in group counseling.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Helping professionals who work with groups, including social workers, mental health counselors, recovery coaches, rehabilitation counselors, and others; participants must have completed both Basic and Intermediate Motivational Interviewing. 


Day One:

9:00am-10:30am: The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing in Groups

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:15pm: The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing in Groups, Cont.

12:15pm: End of Day One

Day Two:

9:00am-10:30am: Establishing and Maintaining Direction Using Motivational Interviewing in Groups

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:15pm: Establishing and Maintaining Direction Using Motivational Interviewing in Groups

12:15pm: End

Day Three:

9:00am-10:30am: Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Groups

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:15pm: Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Groups, Cont.

12:15pm: End

Day Four:

9:00am-10:30am: Putting it all together: Spirit, skills, strategies

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:15pm: Reimagining Supervision

12:15pm: End

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Bob has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2010. He teaches Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, and previously at the University of Massachusetts Boston; he is also a consultant with the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and works as an MI coder for a nationally-recognized coding lab. Bob is the lead trainer for Jope Consulting Services, has taught MI at agencies all over New England, and consults internationally on teaching and coding the method. Holding a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Bob has worked in the mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse fields for the past twenty-five years. He was originally trained in MI by Stephen Andrew in 2007, and has since trained with Ali Hall and Alan Lyme. Bob has also developed and taught program-specific MI training applications, and has trained thousands of people in various levels of Motivational Interviewing.

REGISTRATION FEE: Free to Drug Court Staff and Providers Only.  *NHADACA Members: $65;  *Non-Members: $75. NASW/NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

12 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 8, 11, 15, 18

CPS Domains: 6

NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-DC-BX-0017 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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