MI combines a person-centered approach with methods of motivational psychology to help people prepare for change.
People often have conflicting feelings about their unhealthy behaviors. Change involves more than simply giving information. More effective is creating a short conversation that quickly finds the person's reasons for change. Numerous studies show that Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one of the most promising ways of helping people to change behavior.
This workshop offers practical tools to enhance your treatment of people with acute or chronic medical problems, mental illnesses, and substance abuse issues.
These conditions include:
- medication adherence
- physical activity
- drug and alcohol use
- diet/nutrition issues
Motivational Interviewing uses a person-centered approach that helps people to prepare for change by looking at and resolving their ambivalence about it. MI was developed by Bill Miller and Steve Rollnick in their book, Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change.
April 26-27, 2012
For questions call Zandra Grissom at (206) 685-9514.