Challenges to Change: Motivational Interviewing

By Philip Mongan

Developed in collaboration with social worker Philip Mongan, this course focuses on the use of solution-focused treatment with clients. Participants learn how to employ this evidence-based practice to help clients create change through the resolution of specific problems.
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Understand the history and efficacy of motivational interviewing
  • Identify and be able to utilize each part of OARS
  • Use double-sided reflections
  • Understand and effectively work through the two types of resistance, as well as the resistance quadrants
  • Understand ambivalence and how to work through it
  • Apply various pieces of motivational interviewing to a case study


You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Philip Mongan, Ph.D., LCSW is an associate professor of social work and the graduate coordinator of the Master of Social Work Program at Radford University. He holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kentucky, an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and a B.S.W. from Bemidji State University. Dr. Mongan is the author of Creating Change in Social Work Practice: Four Essential Tools and Rampage School Shootings: Why They Occur and How to Prevent Them.