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New Motivational Interviewing Article

I wanted to let everyone know about a new article that just came out which addresses an interesting aspect of Motivational Interviewing and an area where many of you may have been seeking more tools with which to work with … Continue reading

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Stepping on the Toes of Self-Determination

Guest Blog Post by Dr. Melinda Hohman, Ph.D. Did you ever dance with someone who stepped on your toes? Ouch! What do you do when that happens? Some people back up, giving themselves some space from their partner. Others fumble … Continue reading

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Can You Use Motivational Interviewing on Yourself?

Guest Blog Post by Dr. Melinda Hohman I recently heard a person say that he had used Motivational Interviewing (MI) on himself. I thought, “Is this possible? How does that work?” Being an experienced MI trainer and teacher, I thought … Continue reading

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On Change and Compassion

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. -Andy Warhol That’s the toughest thing about change isn’t it? That in fact it does not show up on our door step one morning all wrapped … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It! How to Get the Most Out of Your Motivational Interviewing Training

A recently published systematic review on training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) over the past ten years (Madson, Loignon, & Lane, 2008) concludes with the old adage “use it or lose it”. Would you agree? One of the studies reviewed demonstrates … Continue reading

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What is Motivational Interviewing and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

What’s all the buzz about? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is definitely being talked about more and more by providers and administrators of social service, criminal justice, and health care programs. Why all the interest? What I hear from training participants…they are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month!

*Did you know February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month? If not, you are not alone… Congress just passed legislation dedicating the entire month to the cause (as opposed to the week it has been). I just attended … Continue reading

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Introduction…

Hi Readers, Welcome to my blog! What I hope to offer you here is some information about what is going on in the MI Training community: the latest trends, new research, topics of debate, etc. Motivational Interviewing is a wonderful … Continue reading

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