<p>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.</p>
MI Learning Day was funded by the Kent State University Teaching Council. The authors wish to thank the two counselors-as-clients who participated in MI Learning Day and Lauren N. Rowell, PhD, external MI consultant and expert MITI coder.