Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change.
- Miller & Rollnick, 2013
Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 2013
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April 9, 2014
Relationship quality may have as much effect on health outcomes as aspirin does on strokes.
MI Spirit helps people change by creating an atmosphere of acceptance, autonomy support, empathy, and compassion. The practitioner approaches ambivalence about change with curiosity and openness. This valuing, respectful interpersonal environment is an essential part of MI.
When combined with MI Spirit, O.A.R.S. are core listening skills that can increase a client's motivation to change. Open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries help people talk more about why they want to change and how they could do it. Practicing these skills can also generate and strengthen MI Spirit.
More than 200 randomized clinical trials have been conducted with MI since its development. Research indicates that MI is effective across a wide variety of behaviors, including diet, exercise, substance and alcohol use, and treatment engagement/adherence.
Posted July 16th 2015
Miller and Rollnick help clear up common misconceptions about MI.