Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. What is motivational interviewing?
• MI is a guiding style of communication that sits between following (good listening) and directing (giving information and advice).
• MI is designed to empower people to change by drawing out their own meaning, importance and capacity for change.
• MI is based on a respectful and curious way of being with people that facilitates the natural process of change and honors client autonomy.
Presenters - Tifany Resser, High Fidelity Wraparound Coordinator; Kassahn Mathson, LCSW
Community Services Network of Wyoming (CSNOW)PO Box 6022 Sheridan WY 82801