Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is intended to strengthen personal motivation for & commitment to a change goal by eliciting and exploring an individuals own arguments for change.
This evidenced-based practice is used in numerous settings including: addictions & mental health care, primary care, emergency rooms, public health care, criminal justice, street outreach & shelters, and child welfare.
These concepts are further enhanced during the classroom discussions and group work. During this class, participants will:
• Explain the 3 main communication styles and when it is best to use them.
• Explore MI techniques have been used effectively.
• Identity the four components of MI “Spirit”.
• Identify strategies for soliciting change talk.
• Identify ways to respond to sustain talk (formally known as client ‘resistance’)