Motivational interviewing is a way of being with a client, not just a set of techniques for doing counseling.
Motivational interviewing is a technique in which you become a helper in the change process and express acceptance of your client.
Motivational Interviewing can guide the resistant client through the change process as it is client centered, treats the client as the expert in their life and empowers the client to develop the right skills for self evaluation and change goals.
Miller and Rollnick, 1991.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling style based on the following assumptions:
There are many places to learn more about Motivational Interviewing. Many continuing education providers have motivational interviewing courses and SAMHSA has many publications on the topic. Click on the links below to access some of the resources available to you.