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Motivational Interviewing Level 1


Monday November 21st, 2022

Monday November 28th, 2022

Live 2-day training on Zoom

The training will be conducted on Zoom, which offers an excellent training experience and will allow you to practice motivational interviewing techniques in small virtual groups.

Objectives and target audience


Motivational Interviewing is an effective approach to help clients or patients find and maintain the motivation to make positive behavioral changes. Using Motivational Interviewing is a powerful method to overcome ambivalence and resistance to change.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of motivation.
  • Learn how to increase your clients' motivation to make positive behavior changes.
  • Learn how to help clients who do not have the desire to change.

Target audience

  • Anyone whose job requires motivating people to change their behaviour(s).

Certificates and continuing education credits

This training will allow members of certain professional orders to obtain continuing education units. Please contact your professional association for more details.


  • None

There are magical moments in life: those when we discover that there are more effective ways of doing things than the ones we use. This is a gift I received while attending this training. Thank you for this.


Thank you very much! Very well explained, excellent knowledge of the topic and exceptional quality of communication! Thank you for these two beautiful days! I am motivated!


I recommend this training to all types of professions without exception.
Excellent trainers! Opportunity to practice live and get feedback in order to be more at ease with our clients.


477,15 $ (415 $ plus taxes)


Jean-Marc Assaad, psychologist

Jean-Marc Assaad is a psychologist and the Director of training services for PsyMontréal and its sister company PsyVitaliti. He’s been offering motivational interviewing trainings for over 20 years. He is an excellent communicator who draws on the professional experience of the participants as well as his own as a psychologist to create a learning environment conducive to the transfer of knowledge and skills related to motivational interviewing.

Jean-Marc has authored many scientific publications on motivation and psychology as well as having presented his research at international conferences. A member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, he obtained his Ph. D. in clinical psychology from McGill University, where he also taught.

There are essential trainings and this is one of them! And this is true for any professional. It teaches us how to better communicate and motivate our clients to change.


Wow ! [Motivational interviewing] is a really impressive method. This gives me a lot of confidence to succeed in motivating my current and future clientele.


I enjoyed the way the motivational interviewing material was delivered. I especially liked the therapist vs. client role-playing. Thank you very much !



Day 1 

Eastern standard time 

10 : 00 – Training begins

  1 :  00 – Lunch

  2 : 00 – Training continues

  5 : 00 – Day 1 training ends

* 10-minute break every hour and a one-hour break at noon

Day 2

Eastern standard time 

10 : 00 – Training begins

  1 : 00 – Lunch

  2 : 00 – Training continues

  5 : 00 – Day 2 training ends

* 10-minute break every hour and a one-hour break at noon

Live online training by Zoom