Session 2 of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in July: Trauma Informed Motivational Interviewing

The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to provide the recording of Session 2 in this series on Motivational Interviewing to improve our school and mental health workforce skills.

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


Session 2, Tuesday, 7/26: Trauma Informed Motivational Interviewing


Trauma-informed care has been implemented in many health care settings to help individuals overcome trauma and avoid being retraumatized. The values that form the basis of MI - collaboration, acceptance, compassion, and empowerment- are all consistent with the tenants of trauma-informed care, making MI an essential tool for providers.


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

  1. Compare the tenants of trauma-informed care and the spirit of MI in order to provide the most effective trauma-informed interventions
  2. Identify the MI skills promoting empathy that help clients feel empowered to make their own decisions about change
  3. Apply the MI skills of information exchange in order to provide clients with choice


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