Motivational Interviewing Takes Its Place On the World Stage…

* The MI community is celebrating… Motivational Interviewing has just taken its place on the World stage! Mike Clark, MI Trainer & MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) Member, was invited by the United Nations to speak at the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which met in Brazil in April. He was asked to address the potential that Motivational Interviewing holds as a strengths-based and evidence-based approach for use within the criminal justice system. We are excited to share the news that global interest is building for the approach!

* ICMI 2010…
Did you know there is an International Conference on Motivational Interviewing?
The 2nd International Conference on Motivational Interviewing is slated to begin shortly; it is taking place this June 7th-9th, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference offers an interactive, stimulating meeting place for researchers, health care providers, policymakers and practicing professionals with an interest in behavior change. The conference offers an excellent venue for learning and sharing knowledge about Motivational Interviewing. It is fully booked for this year of course, but if this peaks your interest, you could begin planning to attend next year!

* NEW ARTICLE: Meta-Analysis of the past 25 Years of MI research!
Many of you may be interested in reading this article which reviews MI research over the last quarter of a century…
“A Meta-Analysis of Motivational Interviewing: Twenty-Five Years of Empirical Studies”
Lundahl, Kunz, Brownell, Tollefson, & Burke, published in Research on Social Work Practice 2010; 20; 137

It will be exciting to see how the practice of Motivational Interviewing evolves over the NEXT 25 years, especially considering a heightening global presence! I am excited to be part of the dissemination of an approach that is respectful, collaborative and most importantly empowering for the people with which we work.

* COMING SOON—MI TRAINING TODAY training dates for the rest of 2010 will be announced soon, check back for more info.!

My Best,
Katie Slack

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