Changing the Conversation: An Interactive Tool to Build Motivational Interviewing Skills


Enter into the world of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a transformative, evidence-based practice based on the work of William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. Defined as “a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own commitment and motivation to change,” MI is deeply relevant for practitioners of all disciplines engaged in conversations about change. MI emerged from the addictions field in the 1980s and has since increasingly taken root in health care, behavioral health, corrections, education, counseling, and personal coaching. In this highly interactive introduction, you will gain a solid, foundational understanding of what MI is, why it matters, what it’s made of, and how it works. You will have an opportunity to read, listen, reflect, and complete learning activities designed to provide a taste and feel for the practice of MI.