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An Online MI Learning Community for Helpers Working with Ambivalent or "Resistant" Clients

I really enjoy supporting health care providers in Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill development. Any journey in learning MI is never smooth and is often filled with many questions about the nuances and slippery slopers of practice with ambivalent or "resistant" clients. 


For this reason, I offer a monthly online Motivational Interviewing (MI) Learning Community! This is a small group setting conducted using the collaborative "Spirit" of MI for helpers. Learn how to get your ambivalent client to build their own arguments for change. Join the group in the comfort of your own office or home!
This consultation group is for providers who have received some MI training (at least one hour 

of training) and who have been practicing MI in applied settings:


This consultation group is for:

• Counselors
• Psychologists
• Social Workers

• Physicians

• Nurses

• Health Coaches

• Clinical Research Staff
• Marriage and Family Therapists

• Behavior Specialists

• Students

• Fellows/Residents
• Peer Support Staff
• Pastoral Counselors



1st Tuesday of each month (Slots available); 

2nd Friday of each moth (Slots available)



9:30am to 11:00am Eastern Time



$85.00 USD per monthly group session slot. Each month, I will give each participant a receipt for each transaction (can also be used as a business expense receipt).


**You can stay in the group as long as you see necessary.

One free miss per year. Few Slots. Receipt will be provide for tax deductions. 


Group members will have the opportunity to:

• Discuss ways to use MI to get “unstuck” with motivating ambivalent or “resistant” clients to change (and particularly with challenging cases).
• Practice identifying and responding to change talk (language about changing).

• Sharpen skills to effectively respond to sustain talk (language about not changing) with clients who engage in power struggles.

• Smooth out the nuances of MI methods.

• Rate helpers’ MI fidelity.    

• Explore how to blend MI with other interventions/therapies (i.e., cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, health coaching, psychodynamic therapy, etc.).
• Help build the agenda for each group session, including discussion of other topics areas in MI delivery (i.e., MI in group therapy/support groups, measurement of MI fidelity, MI supervision, etc.)


Ready to sign up? Let me know and I will send you a consultation consent, meeting dates, log-on information, and other details.


For more information or to register, email or call Angela:

O: 404-654-3614



Group Facilitator: 

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia. She owns a private practice with clinical interests in evidence-based, culturally-sensitive interventions to treat individuals with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, behavioral health concerns, chronic medical illness, trauma exposure, and/or group identity development concerns (racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, acculturation).


Dr. Bethea-Walsh conducts substance use evaluations for collegiate and professional athletes. She also conducts evaluations for medical interventions (i.e., bariatric surgery, infertility treatment, third party reproduction including gestational surrogacy).


She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, an international organization of trainers in Motivational Interviewing (MI) started in 1997 by a small group of trainers trained by William R. Miller, Ph.D., and Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

She has been practicing motivational interviewing for over 15 years. For over 10 years, she has trained health care providers practice. She has conducted trauma-informed motivational interviewing training in a wide variety of settings, including primary care, emergency departments in trauma centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health/addiction, college counseling, corrections, and school settings. She conducts monthly, international small group MI consultation to health care providers (MI Change Cre8tors). She also provides clinical supervision for the Georgia State University Counseling Center’s Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology.


Dr. Bethea-Walsh provides program development consultation for settings interested in development behavior change protocols for individuals. She is the Chief Behavioral Officer for Corporate Health Partners (CHP), where she coaches CHP Employee Wellness Health Coaches in motivational interviewing. She also works collaboratively to revise and re-structure coaching protocols. She has been a MINT members since 2011 (Sheffield, England).

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