Motivational Interviewing Practice Groups

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Knowing what MI is the easy part; being able to using it in a conversation takes practice!


MI Skill Practice Groups help participants develop Motivational Interviewing skillfulness by practicing MI conversations in a small group setting with peer learners.

In each group, members present a situation where MI might be useful, discuss possible MI strategies, and then try them out in conversations with each other. Members reflect on their conversations and get positive feedback regarding the felt outcome of each conversation. The atmosphere is designed to be one of safety, high interest, and mutual learning.

Two Group Options

Zoom On-Line
For those living far from Charleston we offer live on-line groups! And it works really well. Lots of learning with peers from all over the State. Join in from a laptop, desktop or even a phone. Sessions are 60 minutes long.

Live in Charleston
We have a core group of regulars who come to our Charleston group. We meet regularly and the growth and practice is amazing!  This group often goes 90 minutes. See the schedule below for details.

The first session is always free, just to see if you like it. After that the cost is based on a sliding scale ability to pay (between $10 – $25 per session). Group members pay in blocks of five sessions at a time. Scholarships are available. Non-profit and group rates are available.

Attendance and CEU’s
Come as often as you like, weekly or monthly or in-between, it’s up to you! Sessions are 60 – 90 minutes long. CEU’s may be available on request.

Do I need to know MI first?
Familiarity with MI is really helpful to get the most out of these groups, but not required.

Questions? Contact

Want to take an MI workshop first? Go to
For more about MI, go here
Test out your on-line connection for our on-line option: Go to

Options for Organizations
We also offer in-house live and zoom on-line practice practice groups for your staff. This is a great way for your staff to build skillfulness together. Contact us for more details.


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2018-yearly-calendar-landscapeWhen do we offer trainings? All the Time!
KPCC offers regular monthly workshops and trainings to help participants learn MI.
click here for the schedule

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MI CertficiateKPCC offers a full Certificate Training Program
We offer four levels of certificate based on your level of experience: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and TrainerIn addition, we offer a certificate for those who want to lead a “Families Motivating Recovery” Support Group.
Click here for more information on the program and on how to register.

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Who leads the trainings?
Our MI trainings are led by KPCC Director, Sky Kershner.
Sky is a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, called MINT. MINT is the only official body of MI.