Motivational Interviewing

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Training Institute Presents:

Incorporating Motivational Interviewing when Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence | May 7, 2020


Training Overview:

Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic technique that is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This technique can be helpful to all professionals who work with individuals who have experienced sexual violence.

Motivational interviewing focuses on exploring and resolving uncertainty and centers on motivational processes within an individual that facilitate change after trauma. Motivational interviewing also promotes collaboration that builds rapport with a survivor and facilitates trust in the helping relationship and ultimately builds autonomy. This allows the survivor to embrace the healing process at their pace while the professional assists in the process. Register today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the tenets and 5 principals of motivational interviewing
  • Discuss the Stages of Change Theory and address resistance to change by implementing skills and strategies



Phillip Coe Jr., Manager of Victim Services, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center


Thursday, May 7, 2020; 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


This training will be presented virtually. A video conference link will be provided upon registration.


Free. Registration is required.


1.5 hours. Available for Social Workers, Counselors, Therapists.