What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based collaborative and goal-oriented conversation style that supports behavior change. Conversation is focused on strengthening an individual’s motivation for a desired behavior change. The attention to the language of change articulated encourages movement towards their self-identified goal. MI helps individuals to better understand and overcome ambivalence and habitual patterns of behavior. The technique of MI consists of both specific skills and spirit – the way of being with someone.

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