APPLYING Motivational Interviewing

Learn to apply Motivational Interviewing to the Criminal Justice Profession and how you can help anyone change.


Understand the different coaching styles and how these styles influence a person’s ability to change.


Learn the critical skills of Motivational Interviewing including PACE, OARS, Active Listening and how to apply these skills.

The Language of Change

Criminal Justice professionals regularly encounter people who are on the verge of change.

- A probationer who knows they have to kick their drug habit in order to comply with the terms of their sentence

- A domestic violence survivor who knows “next time” she might not live through the altercation, but is afraid to flee

- A suicidal civilian who just wants the pain of their lives to stop – but doesn’t know how to take the next step to get help

- A new hire who is great in so many ways but needs to work on a few key skills to be the employee you know they can be

Every day you engage with people who make choices (or hesitate to make choices) that will lead to change that will theoretically improve their situation. Change can be exciting (having a baby or getting married) and simultaneously equally scary (getting an operation). It can be necessary, even lifesaving or career-altering and yet, as human beings we still hesitate in taking the next critical step.

So how do you get people to change or get them to do what you know they need to do?

You don’t.

You help them talk themselves into the change, using a time-tested, research-backed process called Motivational Interviewing.

In this information-rich, densely packed course, our instructor Denise Beagley will break down Motivational Interviewing into its simplest, most basic components that will allow you to use and apply them on the job immediately, and help your probationers, parolees, clients, employees, community citizens, or even your family make the changes they need most.


Designed for the Busy Working Professional

Whether you are new in the field or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future through this course which is filled with more than five hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.


Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.


Taught by Denise Beagley, a seasoned, hands-on expert with more than 20 years of experience and responding to thousands of on-scene crisis response calls.


Courses consist of real-world information important for any justice professional.

grow in your career

Your online course is filled with more than five hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.







Meet Your Instructor

Denise Beagley

Denise Beagley, M.Sc. has over twenty years of experience working under the umbrella of behavioral health and public safety. Prior to working in Arizona, she completed her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. While at Trinity College, her research focused on the Garda Síochána (police force in Ireland) and working under stress. She is the Associate Director of Crisis & Justice Systems at Banner Health University Plan Complete Care, a Faculty Associate at the Arizona State University School of Social Work, and serves as a Crisis Intervention Specialist for the City of Chandler, Arizona.

What People Are Saying about This?

The speaker was outstanding! One of the best I have heard. Would definitely be interested in hearing her teach again in the future!

- Angela

It was very informative! I loved the examples that were shared

- Ashley

Denise Beagley is an EXCELLENT presenter.....really captivates audience by her rhythm and discussions.

- Corinna

I appreciated having lots of different practical examples of the topics of discussion

- Anneli

How to be mindful of others. How body language, words and even tone of voice are important things to take into consideration when speaking. I enjoyed this course!

- Silvia

Loved Denise’s presentation. Extremely helpful information workwise but also personally to better understand family and friends

- Brenda

So many things were valuable.

- Jay

Excellent. A lot of good points for us to take away and use.

- Robert

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is the Course?

The price is $143 for each student. We do have discounts available for JCH Members and group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact for details

But I Already Work Full-time… Would I Have Time?

We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. Split up into bite sized components, each course section can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.

What Internet Browsers Can I Use

We have tested the course using Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The Learning Management System does not work well with Firefox or Safari.

How Do I Log In?

Once we receive payment (online or check), we will contact you with instructions on how to log in. If you paid online, you should receive an email within five minutes.

How do I pay?

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Is there a brochure for this course?

Yes! You can download a course brochure here

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