Arkansas Counseling & Wellness Services is an approved provider (ACEP #7353) and can offer continuing education credit to counselors. If you want to learn more about our current schedule of continuing education, check our calendar for additional information. Feel free to call our team Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 2:00pm with questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Motivational Interviewing Coaching

As a dedicated professional, you offer a unique blend of motivational interviewing coaching and coding expertise, embodying a diverse skill set that empowers individuals to achieve their goals while navigating the intricate world of technology. With a passion for helping others unlock their potential, you employ motivational interviewing techniques to inspire and guide clients towards positive behavioral changes, fostering self-discovery and resilience along the way. Simultaneously, your proficiency in coding equips you to tackle complex technical challenges, providing invaluable insights and practical solutions to enhance efficiency and innovation. Your holistic approach not only cultivates personal growth but also cultivates a deeper understanding of the intersection between motivation and technology, ultimately paving the way for lasting success in both realms.

Dr. Kristy Burton is completing training to become a MI Coach. If you are interested in coaching and/or coding, email

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Basic Motivational Interviewing


6 CEs

In Person – Rogers

Friday, July 19, 2024

This course will be presented by Kristy Burton, PhD, LPC-S, AADC, MAC, CS, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders. We will be reviewing information from the new Motivational Interviewing 4th edition text.


  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • The basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarizing)
  • The five stages of change and the characteristics that define each
  • The four types of resistance you may encounter (reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization) and how to roll with resistance
  • Techniques to balance advocacy and inquiry in conversations that can lead to behavioral health change
  • The ways in which Motivational Interviewing can positively impact client wellness

Event Details: The event will be offered in person. You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post-event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course is approved by NBCC for 6 continuing education hours in ethics.

Date and time

Friday, July 19, 2024; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Central.


Cost: $100



Fresh Roots Counseling

3901 W. Financial Pkwy, Rogers, AR 72756