Motivational Interviewing in Recreation Therapy

Course Title:

This course was created to teach Recreation Therapists foundational knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is an approach that can enhance skills such as creating a therapeutic relationship, performing assessments and goal planning. Skillfully administered with other processes MI can help promote lasting commitment to change and strengthen internal motivation. Upon completion, there will be a quiz to test for competency. Learner will need to pass by at least 70% to receive credit.

Course Objectives

  • Learner will be able to identify four benefits of applying Motivational Interviewing in Recreation Therapy

  • Learner will be able to devise four ways to apply Motivational Interviewing in a Recreation Therapy program

  • Learner will be able to identfy the four parts making up the framework of Motivational Interviewing

Beth Petzold, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

My name is Beth Petzold, CTRS and I have been practicing TR for over 8 years. I have had the pleasure of working with diverse populations of individuals, including those with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Stroke, Dementia, Mental Illness, and physical impairments. Settings have included outdoor and adaptive sports and Adult Day Care. I love assisting people towards appreciating strengths, discovering passions and increasing self-efficacy and confidence.

Beth Petzold, CTRS

SMART Instructor