Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and asthma make positive behavioral changes to support better health. The approach upholds four principles— expressing empathy and avoiding arguing, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance, and supporting self-efficacy (client’s belief s/he can successfully make a change).
Motivational Interviewing for Better Health Outcomes
February 22, 2011
•Access additional motivational interviewing resources
- The "MI Reminder Card (Am I Doing This Right?)" is a quick guide for Motivational Interviewing, the evidence-based treatment. The 11 questions on this card assist in building self-awareness about your attitudes, thoughts, and communication style as you conduct your work.
- Mid-Atlantic ATTC and the ATTC Network’s Motivational Interviewing Website
- Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
- American Indian Alaska Native Resource Center for Substance Abuse Services, Oregon Health and Science University
- Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Motivation for Change—A Learner’s Manual for the American Indian/Alaska Native Counselor, by Tomlin, K., Walker, R. D., Grover, J., Arquette, W. & Stewart, P. (2005)
- Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices
- Health IT in the Patient Centered Medical Home: Motivational Interviewing and the Patient Centered Medical Home, S. Cole, MD, C. Davis, MN, GNP-BC, M.Cole, FNP-BC, D. Gutnick, MD.
- SAMHSA TIP 35: Enhancing motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment and other resources
- Motivational Interviewing and Psychiatry: Use in Addiction Treatment, Risky Drinking and Routine Practice, Steven Cole, MD, Michael Bogenschutz, MD and Dan Hungerford, Dr. PH; New York City.
- Hettema J, Steele J, & Miller WR. 2005. Motivational interviewing. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 1:91-111