Motivational Interviewing: Introducing Macy’s Case

This activity is designed for: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, physicians, and nurses.


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 03/01/2024

What Will You Learn in This Course?

In this clinical case, we delve into Macy’s case to demonstrate the application of motivational interviewing with a teenager with ADHD, anxiety, and a difficult relationship with her mother. Participants will learn to craft effective action plans, evoke commitment to change, and navigate potential barriers, enhancing their skills in managing complex behaviors like abusive language.
Exploring Macy’s journey, this course highlights the nuances of blending motivational interviewing with other evidence-based practices. It focuses on client-driven strategies for change, enhancing commitment, and developing coping mechanisms to address challenging behaviors effectively.

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Our on-demand, self-paced, online trainings are led by expert clinicians, providing you with the latest psychotherapy concepts and strategies. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based psychotherapies, and learn how to apply effective approaches and techniques for different conditions.

Sample Video:

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Meet Your Instructor: Angela Wood, MSW, Ph.D.

Dr. Angela “Angie” Wood earned her MSW from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in social work from Tulane University in 2006. She has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years, working in a variety of behavioral health settings such as addictions, mental health, criminal/juvenile justice, and family preservation. Her research interests include the dissemination and implementation of motivational interviewing across practice settings.
As a workshop trainer and educator for over 15 years, Dr. Wood has presented on subjects including clinical supervision and substance abuse. She is an assistant professor with the undergraduate social work program at Southeastern Louisiana University and contributing faculty for Walden University’s School of Social Work and Human Service. She is one of three members of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers residing in Louisiana and has conducted over 100 workshops related to motivational interviewing.

Accreditation Information


This course is co-sponsored by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Medical Academy, LLC, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medical Academy, LLC, and the Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Academy, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychotherapy Academy, #1851, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 4/7/2024–4/7/2027.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.
Motivational Interviewing: Introducing Macy’s Case

Date of Release: Mar 1, 2024

Date of Expiration:  Mar 1, 2027

Location: Online

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify key strategies used in motivational interviewing.
2. Summarize methods to evoke client commitment and manage potential barriers in behavioral change processes.
3. Discuss the use of the readiness ruler technique to gauge and enhance a client’s readiness for change in therapeutic settings.

Acknowledgment of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgment of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above. Follow these steps to earn your CE credits.
1- Watch each video self-directed and participate in the entire activity, as partial credit is unavailable.
2- Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
3- Complete the evaluation form.
4- Download the certificate.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Relevant Financial Disclosures
None of the faculty, planners, and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose during the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Course Interaction & System Requirements

This video based online course is self-paced/noninteractive. Course questions can be directed to Psychotherapy Academy by email: [email protected]

System Requirements

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• Broadband internet connection: Any medium that is internet accessible
• Media viewing requirements: None

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