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CA $495.00

Becoming a Coach-like Professional

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Course Description

Becoming a Coach-like Professional: Motivational Interviewing 

Up to 6 months to complete

Option 1: Curriculum only (~10 hours): $495 

Option 2: Curriculum + experiential professional coaching (3 x 1-hour sessions): $1,095


Many professionals including managers, therapists and supervisors claim to be coaching.  A large study published in the Harvard Business Review (Milner & Milner, 2018) revealed that most managers who identify as coaches do not really understand what coaching is, and are defaulting to teaching, “telling” or attempting to persuade their direct reports.  The International Coaches Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”  The heart of coaching is a conversation about change, and many professionals can significantly improve their coaching skills once they understand the fundamentals of how to motivate for change.  In this course, we look at the anatomy of a coaching conversation, how to elicit more change-talk with others, how to work with seemingly “uncoachable” people, and what to consider when wearing multiple professional hats. Note: students may opt to take the online curriculum only OR curriculum with coaching. Curriculum with coaching includes 3 live / remote coaching sessions with a trained coach (note that these sessions are often covered by RSW 3rd party insurance plans). 

Course Description

Motivational Interviewing: Coaching for Change in the Therapy Room

Up to 6 months to complete

10 hours / $495, no textbook required

Therapists will regularly find themselves in conversations with clients that are characterized by ambivalence, uncertainty, and low motivation. This is normal. Once referred to as “resistance,” therapists today must understand how they contribute to or take away from increased motivation with people at all stages of the change cycle. This course will give students a required toolkit that empowers them to rely not on the clients “will” but on powerful, evocative questions that increase motivation and create change through strong coaching and dialogical skills within the therapeutic relationship. 

Time Commitment & Evaluation

Once payment is received, the student will receive a license key within one week, and can begin course whenever they wish. Each level will require the student to complete a set of 8 modules that will take about 3 hours each. Modules do not have to be done in one sitting, as they are self-directed. The student may progress through the course as quickly or as slowly they wish, though all eight modules must be completed within a maximum of six months. Modules are varied and made up of lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings, professional and reflective practice exercises. There are no tests or exams.

Assignments and Textbooks

Assignments are submitted through the online platform. Once all assignments have been submitted, it will take approximately 2-6 weeks to review and return materials. The student will receive their certificate of completion from Adler once this step is complete. Courses will draw from no more than two textbooks per course (texts have been kept under $100 USD per course); students will require these before they begin, and will not be able to complete assignments without them.

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