Motivational Interviewing Workshops and Consultation for Health Care, Research, and Human Service Professionals
What is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational Interviewing is a brief intervention for helping people change health behaviors.
It aims to enhance a personís intrinsic motivation to change behavior in a highly supportive, collaborative manner.
techniques include micro skills (e.g., Open-ended questioning, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summary or OARS) and strategies (e.g., creating discrepancies between a personís current behavior and his or her goals, values, or self-perceptions).
Through the process of MI, we join with clients at their current levels of motivation and carefully follow their lead during the conversation.
What is the evidence base for Motivational Interviewing?
Developed by Bill Miller and Steven Rollnick, and originally applied in the addictions field, over 100 clinical trials demonstrate the efficacy of MI across a wide range of medical conditions and health behaviors.For more information about MI go to:
MI is one of the most carefully defined and rigorously studied behavioral change interventions.
MI is a relatively brief intervention
MI positively impacts treatment and engagement
MI has a wide application to a variety of target behaviors and client populations including addictions, diabetes, cancer screening, cardiovascular health, maternal health, general medical adherence, diet, and physical activity,
MI is compatible with many different treatment approaches