Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



motivational interviewing, learning community, collaboration, simulated clients, counselors-as-clients

Subject Area

Counselor Education


The inaugural year of one Motivational Interviewing Learning Community (MILC) in one counselor education program is described, along with its capstone project, “MI Learning Day,” that involved simulated clients and external consultants to measure MI skill performance. The MILC’s faculty, student, and counselor composition exemplifies professional collaboration, peer supervision, and ongoing professional development. Recommendations are provided for establishing and maintaining extracurricular MI Learning Communities in other counselor education programs and with community-based partners.





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