Conference 2019

EMITA and MINT represent:


“The Development of Motivational Interviewing in Estonia and All Over the World”


For its 7th year, EMITA conference will bring to Estonia MI practitioners from all over the world as it is held together with annual MINT Forum (international network of MI trainers). This offers possibilities to hear about the development of the MI method from one of its founders, Professor William R. Miller.

Different workshops that deepen the understanding about the spirit of MI and the possible uses of MI in our practices will be presented by experienced practitioners from different countries.

Our one-day conference welcomes all who are interested in knowing more about MI. More specifically counselors, therapists, healthcare professionals, social workers, trainers, corrections specialists and all others who feel that their work is connected to supporting people during different changes in their lives.

Register HERE!

Conference price until August is 55 EUR and later on 65 EUR.

NB! Link offers at first paypal, but clicking forward you can choose credit card as well.  If you need invoice, write to Cherise Murphy:

Additional information: or +372 58119838 (Raili Juurikas)



Conference program

Some presentations are in Estonian.

09.30 – 10.00  Welcome coffee, registration

10.00 – 12.00 Plenary session

       Introductory presentations

       “Väike retk minevikku”  – Inga Karton

       “We had a dream – looking back at over 10 years of Polish MI journey” – Aleksandra Wilkin-Day and Iga Jaraczewska

       Key note speaker

“Why Does Motivational Interviewing Cross Cultures Well?”

William R. Miller 

12.00 – 12.45 LUNCH

12.45 – 14.15 I break- up workshops

“MI vaimsus – kuidas siiralt siirust väljendada”

Siim Värv

“Before You Even Walk in the Room: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind as Part of the MI Spirit”

Stan Steindl

“Using MI to support autonomy across cultures and contexts”

Fiona McMaster

14.15 – 14.30 Coffee break

14.30 – 16.00 II break- up workshops

“MI tervisekäitumises: diabeedist dieedini”

Ruth Kalda

“MI in Leadership and Organisations (MILO)”

Pernille Koch Erichsen

Jennifer Frey

” Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Social Anxiety”

Margo Bristow

16.00 – 17.00  Sum up in plenary (all presenters)