10 things that MI is not . . .
1. Based on the transtheoretical model of change
2. A way of tricking people into doing what you want them to do
3. A specific technique (MI is a counseling method; no specific technique is essential)
4. Decisional balance, equally exploring pros and cons of change
5. Assessment feedback
6. A form of cognitive-behavior therapy
7. Just client-centered therapy
8. Easy to learn
9. What you were already doing
10. A panacea for every clinical challenge
Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2009). Ten things that motivational interviewing is not. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 129-140.