Abstract: Motivational Interviewing focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on motivational processes within the individual that facilitate change.
Designed to facilitate the dissemination, adoption and implementation of MI among clinicians, supervisors, program managers and trainers, and improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance use disorders.
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).
Check out several MI resources below.
The National Council’s Motivational Interviewing services offers tools to create conversations that empower the people you treat to make meaningful changes.
- Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers provides resources and general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research.
- The William R. Miller Motivational Interviewing shares various research and studies conducted focusing on Motivational Interviewing.
Additional resources can be found on CIHS' Motivational Interviewing webapge.
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