Home personal development What is Motivational Interviewing?

What is Motivational Interviewing?

3
1

What is Motivational Interviewing?

I mean it’s a way of having a conversation about change and it’s a particular way about having a conversation about change that listens to and calls forth the person’s own ideas about whether to do that and why to do it.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

One of the fastest ways that you can burnout as a therapist is being convinced that your job is to tell people to change when they’re convinced not to. That’s a recipe for burnout, and that is in explicitly what you are not doing.

Why don’t people change is one hell of a question

Why don’t people change is one hell of a question. It’s perhaps a useful question but there’s no single simple answer to it. One of the things that Steve Rollnick helped me to realize was how normal ambivalence is when you’re looking at a change and to simultaneously want and not want something is perfectly normal.

Source : Youtube

how to stay motivated throughout the semester

how to stay motivated throughout the semester

Further questions

  • Some ways MI could be helpful in your work?
  • What are some reasons you might want to learn more about MI?
  • What might be a next step or two? If you are interested in learning more about MI, you might consider reading the next document in the series: Learning or the core text by Miller and Rollnick (2013).

What are some ways MI could be helpful in your work?

References

  • Miller, W.R. & T.B. Moyers (2017) and the clinical science of Carl Rogers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(8), 757-766
  • Miller, W.R.  & Rollnick, S. (2013) Motivational Interviewing: Helping people to change (3rd Edition). Guilford Press.
  • Miller & Rollnick (2017) Ten things MI is not Miller, W.R. & Rollnick, S. (2009) Ten things that MI is not. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 129-140.
Previous articlehow to stay motivated throughout the semester
Next articlewhat motivated english monarchs and investors to establish american colonies

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The maximum upload file size: 128 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here