On-Demand CE Training

ODL 263: An Overview of Motivational Interviewing With a Focus on Older Adults and Resistance

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Created on 07/12/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Motivational Interviewing is an ethical, effective technique for professionals in many practice settings to engage in meaningful conversations with clients to help facilitate attitude and behavior change.  This workshop examines a brief definition and history, theoretical framework, style and spirit, process, and techniques of motivational interviewing.  The workshop also explores how biases and diversity influences behavior and services, and provides tools for reflection, self-monitoring and regulation to manage personal values and maintain professional standards of practice. Participants will receive examples and tools for working with older adults and dealing with resistance. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Review the basic terminology and framework of motivational interviewing
  • Examine utilizing motivational interviewing when working with older adults
  • Describe the motivational interviewing process


Rhonda DiNovo serves as Clinical Assistant Professor, MSW Program Coordinator, and Coordinator of the Graduate Drug and Addictions Studies Certificate Program in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She teaches students important theoretical and practical approaches in interdisciplinary health and mental health, as well as principles and practices of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy. DiNovo also serves as Field Supervisor and Director of the West Columbia Outreach Program, a police social work outreach service offered through the West Columbia Police Department that provides brief screening, assessment and referral to treatment services and community resources to those in mental health and substance use crises. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in the College of Social Work, Rhonda served three years as Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for USC and eight years as Prevention Specialist for adolescents and their families at LRADAC.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
National Association for Social Worker New Jersey- 1 CE Credit
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Contact Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.