Course Descriptions

Mental Health Counseling

MHC 8064
Motivational Interviewing
3 credits

This course introduces students to the processes and concepts of Motivational Interviewing, a collaborative, person-centered counseling style for addressing ambivalence about change. Originally developed in the context of treating substance use disorders, MI is designed to strengthen intrinsic motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere or acceptance and compassion.

Prerequisite(s): MHC 6401, MHC 6501, MHC 6502