Brief Introduction to Motivational Interviewing  

Training Description:

This brief 30-minute training provides an introductory overview of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing or MI is a method of interacting with individuals to facilitate health behavior change. MI is a shift away from telling people why they should change or how they should change. Instead, MI works to draw out from the person their ideas about why change would be beneficial and how it can be done in the context of that individual’s life.

Training Objectives:

After participating in this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe some reasons why people change their health behavior
  • Utilize some key concepts of MI
  • Find resources for additional training on MI