Motivational Interviewing


Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based communication approach for addressing behavior change.

Motivational Interviewing provides specific communication strategies for cultural competency.

Motivational Interviewing includes specific communication strategies to promote patient-centered, collaborative care.

Over 200 studies across multiple populations and health behaviors.

Multiple research reviews and meta-analysis including smoking, nutrition, physical activity, medication adherence, adolescent risk behaviors.

MI has been shown to be even more effective with health disparity populations.

Flexibility across health behaviors,settings and disciplines (many types of practitioners), and formats (brief interventions to multi-session treatments).

Improving provider confidence and reducing burnout.

MI training can be customized to the needs of the provider (brief overview to full training course).

Motivational Interviewing Training Options


Brief overview

One to two day workshops

Ongoing coaching face to face or by phone/skype

Online modules

Training of internal coaches and workshop facilitators

Quality assurance measurement and feedback