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February Motivational Interviewing Training


Dr. Jonathan Fader and Dr. Bukky Kolawole are hosting an introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) training in conjunction with Cindy Feinberg of The Recovery Coach NY. The training will take place on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th. This training is appropriate for professionals/professionals-in-training who have had no prior or some exposure to Motivational Interviewing techniques. People whose work involves helping clients achieve behavior change, ( i.e. Coaches, Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurses, Case Workers, Outreach Workers, Dietitians, Therapists, Clergy, Personal trainers, Probation/Parole Officers etc.) will benefit most from this intensive MI training.


During the introductory MI training we will review all you need to know about the theory and principles of MI. Through the use of presentations, videos and demonstrations, the trainers will guide participants in learning the technique, style and spirit of MI.

All participants in the Motivational Interviewing seminar will have ample opportunity to practice their motivational interviewing skills with the support of the trainer, using “role-play”, “real play” and the help of a standardized client (an actor trained to play a client who will give participants feedback on their MI technique during the practice interviews) Participants will be coached on how to use the Motivational Interviewing OARS skills. To ensure that each participant receives as much individualized coaching as possible.


The training will begin at 9:30am and conclude at 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday February 11th and 12th.

There will be an hour lunch break each day with a catered lunch included. In addition, we will take several 10 minute breaks throughout the training.

How and Where?

The workshop will take place in New York City at LiveOnNY, in the Hudson Room. The address is: 460 West 34th St, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

The cost of the two-day training is $650. There is a special rate of $450 for students for the two-day Intensive. You may pay by check or credit card.

Dr. Fader can also customize a workshop for your group or organization. If you are interested in registering for or learning more about the MI training please contact Dr. Fader at 212-777-3601 or send an email to