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.
The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Tool training mentioned below was held in April 2017. If you would like to join the next MITI training or learn how MITI training can be brought to your organization, contact Kristin at Kdempsey@cibhs.org. We strongly encourage providers investing in Motivational Interviewing training to have lead staff learn and apply the MITI for program quality management and ongoing practice implementation.