Learning MI

KPCC supports individuals learning MI in a number of ways

  • Workshops
  • Practice Sessions
  • Drop-in Discussion Groups
  • Coaching
  • Certification

Learning what MI is, is pretty easy. Being able to use it in a conversation takes some practice. If you want to learn to no fluent in MI, we can help you!

If you want to fast-track your learning, please consider attending as many practice sessions and one-on-one coaching sessions as possible.  🙂


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KPCC teaches people how to do MI!

KPCC has tons of experience teaching MI. We have been training people in WV in MI since 2012. We have trained over 4000 people in all kinds of settings and all kinds of trainings, from short one-hour introductions to 2-day intensives all over the State. We have done trainings for WVU, Marshall U, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Problem Gamblers Network, KISRA, the United Way, DHHR, and the WV Council of Churches, to name a few. LPC, RN, SW, and Addictions Continuing Education certificates are available.

KPCC MI Trainings are engaging and energizing
Our trainings also are fun, and interactional. You will not be bored. There will be no ‘death by powerpoint.’ Our trainings consistently get high reviews from participants.

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KPCC also support many organizations in WV to build in-house capacity in MI through staff trainings and coaching, including:

    • WVU,
    • Marshall U,
    • WV School of Osteopathic Medicine,
    • Charleston Area Medical Center,
    • Thomas Hospital,
    • St Mary’s Hospital,
    • WV State Medical Association,
    • DeVita Kidney Care,
    • Fresenius Kidney Care,
    • US Courts, Southern District of WV,
    • WV State Supreme Court,
    • WV Head Start,
    • WV Preschool Educators,
    • Workforce WV,
    • KISRA
    • United Way
    • First Choice 
    • WV College Counselors,
    • Presbytery of WV,
    • United Methodist Conference of WV,
    • Lutheran Synod of WV,
    • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,
    • WV Council of Churches,
    • WV State Bureau for Behavioral Health,
    • WV-NASW,
    • WV-LPC

Sky Kershner is our lead trainer of MI. Sky is a member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

For more information about MI Training with Sky, click here

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

We also offer regular weekly and monthly MI Practice Groups.
click here for more info

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MI CertficiateKPCC offers a full Certificate Training Program
We offer three levels of certificate based on your level of experience: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced. In addition, we offer a certificate for those who want to lead a “Families Motivating Recovery” Support Group.

Click here for more information on the WV-MI Certificate Program.

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.



Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center (KPCC) has been approved by NBCC as an  Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5857. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. KPCC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.