The Motivational Interviewing (MI) style, strategies and skills have been used to address a wide range of challenges, including those very tough conversations in which there seems little hope of making progress in helping people. They can also be used to enhance your ability to listen with skill in any situation, and to help people, young and old, to adapt and to develop their potential. MI is not a technique done to or on people, or even worse, a method for getting people to do what they otherwise would not wish to do. It is used with them, on their behalf. Learning MI is a challenging and enjoyable journey, and it changes you.
I am proud to be a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and have conducted well over a hundred trainings to medical and mental health professionals, addiction treatment specialists, sports trainers, law enforcement/ correctional officers and university student affairs professionals. Learning MI won’t happen over night, however, with a commitment to learning and practicing the skills, professionals of all types can start to see the benefits of the model fairly quickly. My MI training offerings include:
- Taste of MI – 2-3 hour introduction of the model
- Full Day and Multi-Day Trainings – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Trainings
- Individual Coaching
- Booster Sessions