Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Clinical Supervision

  • Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Clinical Supervision

Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Clinical Supervision

The Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNC Greensboro has developed a series of continuing education courses for clinical supervisors and other helping professionals to meet continuing education requirements set forth by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) (a corporate affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors) and state licensure boards.

This asynchronous module describes and illustrates the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to enhance supervisee professional development and service delivery. Dr. Edward Wahesh, NCC, ACS and Associate Professor, Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University, draws from his varied MI training experiences, work in addiction counseling and clinical supervision to

  1. describe the goals and tasks of MI in clinical supervision,
  2. explain how to work with supervisee resistance,  
  3. describe MI-based strategies to enhance supervisee self-efficacy and encourage engagement, and
  4. model the use of MI strategies in several clinical supervision case studies.

Participants watch Dr. Wahesh’s videos, complete required readings, and reflective exercises, and take a quiz. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 10 contact hours of continuing education credit.

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UNC Greensboro – Department of Counseling and Educational Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3014.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  UNC Greensboro – Department of Counseling and Educational Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Learning Goals

Participants will be prepared to:

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing (MI) and describe situations when it is appropriate for supervisors to use MI strategies with their supervisees.
  2. Describe how supervisee resistance can be conceptualized and addressed using MI-informed principles and strategies.
  3. Learn MI-based strategies to strengthen supervisee self-efficacy and promote engagement during clinical supervision.
  4. List examples of coding strategies and evaluation tools that they can use to promote supervisee MI skill development.  


Registration Cost: $139

Refund Policy

Participants who have registered for this CE course can receive a partial refund if the participant has not viewed any of the program material on the MOODLE site. No refund is available for participants who have accessed or viewed the program material on the MOODLE site.

You have 180 days from your registration date to finish this course. Once you have been enrolled for 180 days you will be removed from the training and no longer have access to the materials.

Please note: Once you begin the modules you cannot get a refund. If applicable, participants can be granted a partial refund of $111 which constitutes the registration fee minus a $28 service charge. No other refunds are offered.

Extension Policy

Extension requests must be submitted prior to the 180th day of enrollment. A 30-day extension may be granted at that time if the request is warranted.

Technical Assistance

For questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact Catherine Curtis by email at

For questions regarding the MOODLE Learning Management System, please contact Nichole McGill,

Program Assistance

For questions, concerns, or complaints related to this CE course, please contact Dr. L. DiAnne Borders at, Curry Building, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402,

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Unauthorized disclosure or use of contents included is prohibited. Any information included in the course is considered proprietary and should not be copied, shared or distributed for any reason. Requests for documents not provided in the course will be denied. Should you intentionally allow others access to the content of the online training or share training content your certificate of completion will be withheld. After a certificate has been issued the University holds the right to revoke all evidence of completion should breach of this contract occur. Once you have been enrolled for 180 days you will automatically be removed from the course and no longer have access to the materials.

Note for all ACS trainings: You acknowledge that UNC Greensboro (UNCG) will monitor your progress in this course, and that if you do not fully participate, in UNCG’s sole discretion, in all aspects of the course (i.e., you have not accessed all of the materials or you have not spent the necessary amount of time required to adequately review all of the materials), UNCG shall not issue you a certificate for this course.


Credential renewal
License renewal
Professional development

$ 139.00

Type Online Training
Organization Department of Counseling and Educational Development
Tags clinical supervision, continuing education, online training