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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

for Nebraska Certified Peer Support Specialists

Presented by Dr. Kate Speck


The following video is a recording of Dr. Kate Speck’s training, “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing.” This training addresses the fundamental concepts of motivational interviewing for peer support specialists.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

(Dr. Kate Speck)


The “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” training provides the basic information that makes motivational interviewing (MI) an evidence-based practice and addresses the fundamental concepts of MI, including the discussion of the atmosphere of change and critical conditions necessary for change to occur. Participants evaluate their personal attitudes related to change and select strategies that can be adapted to their practice.

Date Presented: Wed., Mar. 24, 2021 9:00am – 11:30am CDT
Date Training Expires: March 24, 2023


  • Describe at least three unique aspects of motivational interviewing.
  • Identify four components of motivational interviewing spirit.
  • Define the four processes central to motivational interviewing.

Date Presented: Wed., Mar. 24, 2021 9:00am – 11:30am CDT
Date Training Expires: March 24, 2023

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About the Speaker

Dr. Kate Speck


Kate Speck, PhD, has over 40 years of experience as an educator and trainer in behavioral health. She has a strong background in prevention and intervention. She is currently an independent consultant and teaches with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. She has been a MINT member and trainer since 2000.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.