Organizational Training in MI
Whether your organization’s mission is to address mental health, child-welfare, housing, college access, job training, substance abuse, healthcare, or any combination there of, Motivational Interviewing has a place in your organization.
Motivational Interviewing was developed to address motivational factors that influence change. The idea was to develop an approach that would take into account the factors that predict change. The result was an approach that focused on communicating and interacting in ways to increase motivation through getting people to articulate their intrinsic motivation, while helping individuals to resolve ambivalence in the service of change.
STLCFD has been working tirelessly over the past three years to help some of St. Louis’s most important and influential organizations increase their impact with some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in our community through training in Motivational Interviewing.
STLCFD’s MI Training Team works one-on-one with the Executive Teams to develop customized training projects based on the organizational goals.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you implement Motivational Interviewing in your organization.
Here’s what people are saying about MI
Completing the Motivational Interviewing training was an eye-opening experience for me that has changed the way I approach my work. Something Ryan said during the training is, “if it was easy to change, [the client] already would have.” This, combined with the rest of his teachings, turned on a “light bulb” for me; individuals need help moving to the next phase along the continuum of change- one step at a time. Not only does this work with direct service, but I applied it to a more macro scale since I work on a regional level. It has made me think differently about how I work with my staff; the messages, presentations and programs we deliver to communities; and even data collection forms and questions asked of participants. I went into the training thinking I would get useful tools for one specific area, and instead walked away with useful tools I can apply in so many areas of my work and my life.
– Erin Mooney, MSW
Senior Director of Health Promotions
American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region
Matthew A. Broom, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center reports:
In what ways has learning Motivational Interviewing changed the way you approach your work?
It has helped our team improve their communication and strategies for partnering families to work towards successful behavioral change. Has significantly improved our listening and guiding of patients and their families.
How has the Motivational Interviewing training impacted your organization?
It has increased the awareness of the benefits of MI within our organization (Department of Pediatrics specifically) and also among residents in training
How has the Motivational Interviewing training impacted your view of the people you work with?
Empowered our staff to utilize tools learned via MI and incorporate them into both current and future practice.
How has learning MI changed your satisfaction in the work that you do?
Allowed us to have another method with which to consider in reaching our patients, in order to better assist them with achieving successful behavioral change in their lives
Organizational Partners Implementing MI
- Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition
- Nurses for Newborns
- Almost Home
- Epworth Children and Family Services
- YWCA of St. Louis
- Queen of Peace Center
- St. Louis City Family Courts
- St. Louis City Drug Court
- American Lung Association