What is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered intervention designed to:
Enhance intrinsic motivation
Engage clients in the change process
Teach staff how to work with clients who are unwilling or unable to change
Motivational Interviewing is rated “Well-supported” (the highest rating) by The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse and is eligible for funding through the Family First Prevention Services Act.
We offer customized Motivational Interviewing training and coaching to support the intervention across different professional groups such as child welfare staff, probation, parole and correctional officers, caseworkers, and counselors.
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Fundamental Processes of Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing is:
Addresses a variety of challenging problems such as substance use, institutional conduct, & treatment compliance
Boosts staff confidence to help with challenging clients
Enhances clients' engagement with mandatory services and facilitates program completion
Can be adapted for a variety of settings, both formal and informal