Motivational Interviewing Training
Motivational Interviewing is both an approach to working with individuals or groups who are looking to make needed changes in their lives and a treatment for substance use disorders.
Developed by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick over 30 years ago, Motivational Interviewing has become a widely accepted and practiced approach to working with anyone who is considering making changes in their life. MI applications have evolved to include creating change in substance use behaviors, health related behaviors, enhancing motivation and commitment to engaging in mental health treatments, treatment follow-through, and increased engagement.
The concepts of Motivational Interviewing have a wide reaching impact. MI takes the science of linguistics and predicts change based on how we talk to, build, and respond to an individual’s motivation and ambivalence.
Anyone who works with people in a helping profession can benefit from learning MI principles. In fact, if you are a helper, you are probably already doing some of the foundational skills. MI takes what you are already doing well and packages it to help increase the probability for change happening.