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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Presented by Ann Marie Roepke, Ph.D.

This course was most recently offered in January 2021.

How can we help clients make positive changes in their behavior – without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to communication that can help individuals change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about, such as exercising, quitting or changing alcohol/drug use, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, starting psychotherapy, or pursuing other personally meaningful goals. In this interactive training, participants learn the fundamentals of MI through lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential role-play exercises.

*This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459


Ann Marie Roepke is a clinical psychologist based in Seattle, WA. After completing her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and then spending several years with the Veterans Health Administration, she opened a training and consulting business and a private practice. She's happy to be able to offer two types of services:

  • Training and consulting services aimed at empowering healthcare professionals, therapists, and other helpers to do their most effective and fulfilling work. For more information on training/consulting, visit the website for her company, Evoke Training and Consulting PLLC:

  • Clinical services for individuals working to make changes in their lives. She has a particular focus on helping people overcome anxiety, as well as the challenges that often come with anxiety (such as insomnia, alcohol use, and depression).


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