Motivational Interviewing

Thanks for joining me! Sometimes it is most clear to start with what is not true.  Thanks to Bill Miller and Steve Rollnick for the succinct summary.

10 things that MI is not…

(1) the transtheoretical model of change

(2) a way of tricking people into doing what you want them to do

(3) a technique

(4) decisional balance

(5) assessment feedback

(6) cognitive-behavior therapy

(7) client-centered therapy

(8) easy to learn

(9) practice as usual

(10) a panacea

Miller, W., & Rollnick, S. (2009). Ten Things that Motivational Interviewing Is Not. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37(2), 129-140. doi:10.1017/S1352465809005128