Session 1 of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in July: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to provide the recording of Session 1 in the series on Motivational Interviewing skills to benefit our school and mental health workforce.

Motivational interviewing (MI) provides us with a way to have conversations about change. In the five-part series, viewers can learn the basics of how to apply MI to both typical and challenging clinical situations. 

Session 1, Monday, 7/25: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based practice that helps individuals have conversations about change. MI is used as an engagement tool to help promote focus, exploration, and goal development among individuals and help foster behavioral change.

Viewers of this video may benefit from the following learning objectives: 

  1. Summarize the four components of the “spirit” of MI
  2. Define the four processes of MI
  3. Practice the five micro skills of MI
  4. Distinguish the difference between “preparatory” and “commitment” change talk
  5. Plan how to immediately use at least two MI skills in the current work environment


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