Intermediate Motivational Interviewing: A Deep Dive into Complex Reflections

Thursday, August 4th
9:00am – 12:00pm
Online / Zoom
No cost training

Training Description: Join Motivational Interviewing (MI) expert and Recovery Coach Academy trainer Cindy Moschella for the next level of Motivational Interviewing training. Motivational Interviewing provides an atmosphere of collaboration, radical acceptance, and compassion with the ultimate goal of empowering clients in their own lives. The focus of this intermediate motivational interviewing training will be on learning and practicing the different types of complex reflections. We will also discuss listening for change talk, and how to work with a client when you get stuck.

Recovery Coaches who have already gone through the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy will benefit from this interactive, skill-building workshop. This refresher will provide participants with an understanding of what comprises a solid MI practice and hone in on the skills necessary to deepen compassionate conversations. 

Learning Objectives:

• Review the spirit of MI
• Focus on deepening the skills of complex reflections
• Develop skills on how to listen for change talk
• Use MI skills to navigate difficult conversations

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

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2.5 CEUs*

*Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of each training in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For questions about continuing education requirements, click here.

Open to all Recovery Coaches

About the Trainer

Cindy Moschella (she/her) is an Associate Clinician at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health at UMass Amherst. She has worked in a variety of settings working with all ages and is most passionate about working with developing adults. She has especially enjoyed her work as a therapist and educator at both community colleges as well as Universities in the Midwest and Southeast. She started her career as a health and wellness specialist in a hospital setting before getting her EdS degree in Counseling. She enjoys watching movies, reading, knitting, playing ukulele and guitar, and spending time with her family and dogs, Biscuit and George.


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