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Training Overview

"I look forward to the Prime For Life Trainings every time they come up. I always come away learning something new and gaining more knowledge and confidence after training."
PFL Instructor, 2013 Utah CE

What Types of Training Events Are Available?

PRI offers training in two programs, Prime For Life® and Prime Solutions®.

Prime For Life®Prime For Life® (PFL) is a motivational intervention used in group settings to prevent alcohol and drug problems or provide early intervention.

  • New Instructor training – Designed for new instructors who would like to attain certification to deliver PRIME For Life.®
  • Continuing education training – Customized for instructors who want to earn continuing education credit (CEUs) and want to continue to develop their skills after being certified as a Prime For Life® instructor.
  • Overview webinars – These sessions are designed for Prime For Life instructors who have completed a new instructor training and would like more tips and support for implementing Prime For Life® with their participants.

PrimeSolutions®Prime Solutions is an evidence-derived, protocol-driven, standardized treatment program developed by PRI and several leading addiction experts. Prime Solutions builds on the Prime For Life® platform and integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Persuasion Protocols, Lifestyle Risk Reduction Model, and The Transtheoretical Model.

  • Training and certification – are available for alcohol and drug abuse counselors and therapists who would like to incorporate Prime Solutions into their treatment sessions.

Training Modalities

Training instructors and counselors has shaped our approach to include an experience of the PRIME For Life program during new instructor training. This experience provides a foundation for the other learning activities during training-practice teaching, exams to clarify major concepts and hands on techniques for managing group room dissent. You will leave the training prepared to deliver PRIME For Life.

"An intervention is only as solid as the interventionist."
Theresa Moyers, Consultant, Developer of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding System (MITI)

Our New Instructor Training Is:

  • Comprehensive – not only do we cover content, we explore the process and instructor roles in delivering an evidence-based program.
  • Intensive – you will leave with a lot of relevant information packed into several days of training.
  • Interactive – you will get ample opportunities to practice teach and apply the new skills and strategies learned.
  • Practical – you will be practice teach small segments of PRIME For Life.
  • Supportive – your trainers will be there to guide you through the learning process. Support extends beyond the training event. Webinars, phone email, live chat and media rich e-learning strategies are available!
  • Confidence boosting – you’ll gain more confidence in your delivery as you receive immediate feedback and encouragement from peers and trainer coaching.

Self-Study E-Learning – The Online Manuals

  • Personalized online manual – During training, you will gain access to the PRIME For Life or PRIME Solutions Online Manual. Preview, add notes, highlight concepts, and much more.
  • 24/7 access - Access your personal manual anywhere there is an Internet connection, any time of the day. Prepare, review, and reinforce concepts covered in the group, or continue to develop your skills at your own pace.
  • Experience video on-demand – Experience media-rich learning with access to a deep library of training videos by PRI’s trainers and leading experts in the field.
  • Show Me videos – Watch videos of trainers delivering sections of the program in a live group setting.
  • Coach Me videos – Learn many tips to make activities and concepts more meaningful to clients.

Ready to Experience PRIME Training?

Go to Upcoming Events in the menu to find the training location nearest you. Then click on register!

Questions about training events? Please email Jo Marie. You can also call 800.922.9489 during office hours from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, M-F.