MS036: Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Counseling Tools to Enhance Motivation

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:00 AM–11:50 AM


Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered approach to counseling that helps enhance intrinsic motivation to change behavior by exploring and resolving ambivalence. It can be used with children who demonstrate behavior problems and/or low motivation for academic tasks from mid-elementary school to high school. Motivational Interviewing can also be used in consultation with teachers regarding classroom management. This workshop includes instruction and demonstration of MI techniques, case studies and practice to apply skills in schools.


Terry M. Molony, Cherry Hill P S, Cherry Hill, NJ; Jacqueline Karlsson, Midland Park Public Schools, Midland Park, NJ