The MI Training Today Blog
This blog is dedicated to Motivational Interviewing News, Research and Events.
Katie Slack holds a BA in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree. She is an Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) Certified Crisis Intervention Counselor and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Katie Slack provides training and consultation on Basic and Advanced Motivational Interviewing, the use of Motivational Interviewing with Domestic Violence survivors, as well as on designing trauma-informed service systems that integrate Motivational Interviewing practices.
Category Archives: Counseling Technique
If you don’t know already, Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach that was founded in the early 80’s by Dr. Bill Miller, a psychologist working with problem drinkers. Since that time, MI has grown in popularity as more and … Continue reading
I had an interesting article passed along to me recently: “Assessing Motivational Interviewing through Co-Active Life Coaching Tools as a Smoking Cessation Intervention: A Demonstration Study.” The titles are never short are they? :> I had never heard of Co-Active … Continue reading
First of all, I figure practice what you preach, so I am writing this blog, on a Friday morning, from bed. It feels pretty nice. But there is another part of me struggling with questions like: “Is this ok? Should … Continue reading
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
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