Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a particular kind of conversation about change. A practitioner using MI incorporates acceptance of individuals and collaborates with the client by evoking his or her own values, goals, and strengths. This person-centered orientation, along with the provider’s reflective listening and strategic questioning, is an effective approach for guiding individuals toward change. MI is used in behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, primary care, school, and corrections settings as an approach to engage and retain individuals in care. At this time, the evidence supports MI for use with adolescents and adults as well as in individual and group modalities.
For more information, please contact Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, who is a Senior Associate.
Deepen your understanding and practice of Motivational Interviewing. Learn how to use the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Tool (MITI 4.2.1). The MITI is used internationally as the primary tool to “code” MI interactions and determine clinician adherence to the model.
Clinicians who want to become more advanced in the practice of MI should attend this training on April 18 and 19 at San Francisco State University.
Taught by Ali Hall, JD. Ali is an international trainer of Motivational Interviewing and the MITI tool.