Motivational Interviewing Continuing Education Program (MI-CEP)

Intrinsic Interventions is committed to being part of the solution

In addition to providing accurate and reliable on-site drug testing devices, we believe in helping the professionals that work closest to those impacted by drugs and alcohol. The drug testing process can be full unexpected reactions, emotions, and thoughts from both parties the donor and collector. This environment is ripe for efforts to help those addicted take responsibility and move toward positive change.

Evidenced-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing can be a helpful tool designed to help those struggling with addiction and other life difficulties to move beyond resistance and personal ambivalence towards taking the necessary steps to make lasting life changes.

Developed by Micheal D. Clark, MSW, and Director of the Center for Strength-Based Strategies, MI-CEP


Thank you for considering Intrinsic Interventions as your drug testing provider. With over 20 years of experience in drug testing, offender based programming, and evidenced-based practices for justice and treatment professionals, we are committed to redefining the role of what you should expect from your drug testing provider.

We believe drug testing to be a vital and critical role in effective supervision, monitoring, and community safety. In addition, we understand that the drug testing process from pre-collection to post reviewing of results provides a multitude of interactive opportunities between donor (offender or program participant) and collector (Probation Officer or other position of authority) to impact change in both a positive and/or negative direction. Our goal is to help you impact change in a positive manner thus increasing successful outcomes and assisting chemically dependent individuals to get on the right track towards a drug and alcohol, crime-free lifestyle.

The Motivational Interviewing Continuing Education Program (MI-CEP) is an evidence-based online training program delivering up to 40 continuing education contact hours. MI-CEP is specifically tailored to meet the needs of justice and treatment professionals with specific tracks speaking directly to:

  • Adult Probation and Parole Officers
  • Juvenile Court Services
  • Drug Court Team Members
  • Treatment Providers

MI-CEP is offered at NO COST to organizations purchasing their onsite drug testing supplies through Intrinsic Interventions. The program is also available at a reduced rate to individuals and/or organizations looking to purchase as a stand-alone continuing education resource.

Content is Key

Justice and treatment professionals require content that can easily be transferred from theory to practice. All of our courses were developed by one of the leading pioneers in the field of MI, Michael Clark, Director of the Center For Strength-Based Strategies. Michael is best known throughout the country for his style and approach. His seminars and training on MI have been recognized and implemented by numerous agencies and organizations including APPA, NADCP, NIC, DOJ and ACA. (CLICK PARTIAL CLIENT LIST TAB)

Each 4-hour course is a bite-size chunk consists of 20-25 pages of content followed by answering several true-false questions at the conclusion to demonstrate learning transfer. These are “bite-size chunks” of learning that allow busy staff to access and complete on their own timeline and schedule. Following the quiz, participants are immediately able to download a Successful Completion Certificate. In addition, they address everyday situations facing staff when working with difficult populations.

  • Resistance Examined
    • Phase 1 – Building Motivation for Change
    • Phase 2 – Consolidating Commitment and Moving to Action
  • Assessing Readiness to Change
  • “Compliance and Change: The Influence of Motivation and Officer Efforts”
  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: The Elements of Autonomy, Collaboration, Compassion and Evocation
    • (First ever educational series on this topic developed by a MINT)
  • Harnessing Offender Values and Perceptions to Assist Change
  • Overcoming Deception and Dishonesty – What should staff do?
  • Interviewing Traps: Becoming mindful of the six traps to avoid
  • An MI Refresher for Court Staff: Staying in the Game of Behavioral Change
  • Strength-Based Assessments: How to find and utilize offender resources
  • The Power of Staff-Offender RelationshipsTechniques for Working with Family Members
  • Change Plans that Include Offender Buy-In
  • Strength-Based Techniques to Increase Cooperation
  • Solution-Focused Interviewing
  • Resistance Examined: How to deal with it?
  • Stages of Change
  • Strength-Based Practice for Challenging Clients
  • Brain Issues and Behavior Change: Issues of reasoning, risk-taking and emotions
  • Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change
  • Spirit and Fundamentals of MI
  • O.A.R.S: The tools for offender/staff rapport
  • Change Talk / Commitment Talk: The zip-code of behavior change

Affordable / No Cost: Since Agencies/Departments are already utilizing some type of drug screening device or service, this resource is value-added, meaning it can fit into a budget where funds have already been allocated. No additional funds are needed for this resource. Once your agency begins purchasing drug screens from us, MI-CEP immediately becomes accessible.

*** Few valuable resources are truly “free” but we can in most instances, match pricing from other companies and yet offer this significant program as well, without further costs.

Implementation / Sustainability: Many justice and treatment based programs are moving to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Motivational Interviewing has been added to the SAMSHA/CSAT registry of Evidence-Based Programs. MI-CEP can help departments import new skills and strategies and also continue to refresh staff to aid sustainability. Agencies risk an extinction of skills when no further practice occurs after training sessions are completed. This program will offer your organization new information and learning transfer on a quarterly basis.

Feasible: Even the best continuing education packages are of little value if they’re too difficult to access or too time- consuming to complete. MI-CEP does not require the expense of on-site training or the travel costs for off-site training. This continuing educational resource is accessed online, through our secure website, when staff time permits. Participants read short content articles followed by answering several true-false questions at the conclusion to demonstrate learning transfer. These are “bite-size chunks” of learning that allow busy staff to access and complete on their own timeline and schedule

Innovation & Distinction: This free resource is an innovative service that distinguishes us from the multitude of companies that vie for your attention. Our materials are developed by Michael D. Clark, Director of the Michigan-based; Center for Strength-Based Strategies, a national / international technical assistance firm. All MI-CEP materials are developed by this leader in the helping professions.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
American Probation & Parole Association -(APPA)
American Correctional Association (ACA)
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges –(NCJFCJ)
United States Dept. of State –Mediterranean Section –United States Embassy -Malta
United States Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
United States Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mid-Atlantic Addiction & Technology Transfer Center (Mid-Atlantic ATTC)
Correctional Services of Canada
United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Superior Court of Guam – Agana, Guam
California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER)
Brisbane Center for Strengths-Based Practice, Brisbane, Australia
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-Kansas
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-Oklahoma
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-New Hampshire
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-Wisconsin
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-Michigan
State Department of Corrections-Community Corrections-Wyoming
Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – (NCJFCJ)
Travis County Juvenile Probation Department, Austin, Texas
Marion County Juvenile Court, Salem, Oregon
Supreme Court of Ohio, Juvenile & Court Services Division, Columbus, Ohio
Lane County Juvenile Court, Eugene, Oregon
Clackamas County Juvenile Court, Oregon City, Oregon
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation – “Reclaiming Futures” National Program site (Multnomah County, Oregon – Dept. of Juvenile Justice), Portland, Oregon
Superior Court of the State of Arizona, Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center, Yuma, Arizona
Passaic County Juvenile Court, Paterson, New Jersey
Youth Services of Freemont County, Lander, Wyoming
Buchanan County Juvenile Office – 5th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Joseph, Missouri
County of Los Angeles County – Probation Department – Juvenile Residential Treatment Services Bureau – Downey, California
Bonneville County, Idaho – Bonneville County Juvenile Probation, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections, Community Services Division, Twin Falls, Idaho
Ada County, Idaho – Ada County Juvenile Court Services, Boise, Idaho
City of Newport News, Virginia – Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Newport News, Virginia
Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association, Grand Island, Nebraska
Virginia Juvenile Justice Association, Charlottesville, Virginia
Volusia County, Florida – Department of Juvenile Justice, Daytona Beach, Florida

Other Training Initiatives (selected list)

Puerto Rico Addiction Technology & Transfer Center (ATTC), San Juan, P.R.
US Department of State (Mediterranean Section) – United States Embassy – Malta
US Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
US Department of Health & Human Services
Department of Juvenile Corrections – Arizona
Los Angeles Probation Department – Juvenile Residential Camps
Montgomery County Juvenile Court – Probation Dept., Dayton, Ohio
State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-Kansas
State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-Oklahoma
State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-New Hampshire State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-Wisconsin
State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-Michigan
State Department of Corrections- Community Corrections-Wyoming American Probation & Parole Association – (APPA)
Manhattan Family Court, New York, NY
Virginia Drug Court Association (VDCA)
New Mexico Association of Drug Court Professionals (NMADCP) Louisiana Association of Drug Court Association (LADCP)
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Addiction Technology Transfer Center Advocate Health Care – Hospital Corp. Chicago, Illinois
Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP)
Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Portland, Oregon Manhattan Family Treatment Court, New York, NY
Kitsap County Drug Court, Port Orchard, Washington
Douglas County Juvenile Drug Court – Omaha, Nebraska
Escambia County Drug Court – Pensacola, Florida
Clermont County Juvenile Drug Court – Batavia, Ohio
Lane County Juvenile Drug Court – Eugene, Oregon
Skagit & Whatcom County Family Treatment Courts, Bellingham, Washington National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – (NCJFCJ)
United States Dept. of State – Mediterranean Section – United States Embassy – Malta United States Dept. of Justice – (DOJ)
Correctional Services of Canada
University of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Puerto Rico Addiction Technology & Transfer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico