Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.  MI uses appropriate skills and strategies to help people sort through their thoughts, ideas and often ambivalent feelings about their current situation and possibilities for change.

In motivational interviewing, responsibility for change is left to the patient, the overall goal is to increase intrinsic motivation, so that change arises from within rather than being imposed.

MI Basics

MI Engagement Strategies

MI Go-To-Tools

MI Primer presentation

MI Reference Materials

MI Resource Guide

MI Skills Tip Sheet

MI Tag Lines

MI Using Rulers

Evoking Hope and Confidence

Example of an MI Session

Focusing Technique

FRAMES and SA Screening for Females

Listening for Change Talk

Accessing Importance and Confidence