Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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HS 231 - Advanced Interviewing and Counseling

3 Credit(s)

This class will provide an introduction to the theory and principles of motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered approach to helping Individuals make behavioral changes by encouraging them to explore and resolve their ambivalence about engaging in a change process. Students will learn the theoretical basis of this evidence based practice. Students will learn about stages of change and strategies for intervening effectively at each stage of the change process.

Prerequisite: HS 155  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the Stage Model of the Process of Change.
  2. Identify theoretical models of motivation and brief interventions.
  3. Describe the key elements of the motivational interviewing style and how it differs from other approaches.
  4. List the therapeutic tasks at each stage of change and demonstrate skills for each stage.
  5. List and demonstrate the five general principles of motivational interviewing.
  6. Describe and demonstrate the structuring of the motivational interview.
  7. Demonstrate dealing effectively with client resistance.
  8. Demonstrate an attitude of respect, warmth, non-judgment, interest, and optimism that change is possible

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