Motivational Interviewing (MI) is person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling to elicit and strengthen motivation to change. Originally developed in the drug and alcohol field by William Miller, Ph.D. and Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., MI is now being widely applied in a variety of settings including health care.
Training is for those who want to enhance their skills in behavior change counseling. Workshops...
> Introduce the theory, principles and skills of MI
> Focus on the use of MI in health care settings
> Explore and shape counseling practice behavior
> Begin a process for developing proficiency in MI
> Demonstrate the interpersonal style and primary skills for evoking intrinsic motivation
Trainings are always tailored to fit the scope of work and needs for the group. They are highly participative in style and include discussions, video demonstration, and practice sessions.
- Two full days are needed for participants to receive comprehensive training
- Four to eight hour trainings give participants a good understanding of the spirit of MI and time to practice some key skills
- Two hour lecture introduces participants to the spirit and skills of MI
- On going supervision and coaching has been shown to be the best method for skill development after initial training. Practitioners are observed and provided with feedback to develop proficiency in MI.
For more information, please email our training coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.