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ICMI Video +  

In the menu to the left you can find video recordings of some of the presentations at ICMI 2010. We will also post some pictures and sound recordings that you will be able to download and listen to in your mp3-player.

Preparing challenging clients for treatment +  

ICMI 2010, Day 3, Plenary: Preparing challenging clients for treatment - M McMurran
The videoclip starts with A Berman and C Å Fabring introducing day 3 of ICMI (5 min).

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Beyond Motivational Interviewing +  

ICMI 2010, Day 2, Plenary: Beyond Motivational Interviewing - V Keller

Sorry! The video is not yet available..

ICMI Soundfiles +  

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Welcome to Motivational Interviewing Nordic!

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a style of therapy, counseling or consultation. The most recent layperson´s definition is:

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change

Equipoise: Is MI without a target behavior MI? +  

ICMI 2010, Day 1, Symposium, Equipoise: Is MI without a target behavior MI? (Divided in parts 1-7)

1. Introduction - Allan Zuckoff

Meta-analytic MI effects +  

ICMI 2010 Day 1: Meta-analytic MI effects - B Lundahl

MI treatment mechanisms +  

ICMI 2010 Day 1: MI treatment mechanisms - T Apodaca

Qualitative aspects of client experience in MI +  

ICMI 2010, Day 3, Workshop XII: Qualitative aspects of client experience in MI - M Farrall.
The video covers Marks presentation up to the group exercise.

3-phase model of MI +  

ICMI 2010, Day 2, Workshop VIII: 3-phase model of MI for health behavior change - K Resnicow & M Greene

Be careful what you hear +  

ICMI Day 2: Be careful what you hear: Influencing client language - T Moyers

What Makes It Motivational Interviewing? +  

ICMI Day 1: What Makes It Motivational Interviewing? - W R Miller & S Rollnick

Reasons for MI

Why should you consider using Motivational Interviewing (MI).

- It is evidence based. [MI is included in NREPP http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/programfulldetails.asp?PROGRAM_ID=183]

- It is useful in many cultures [list of countries] and settings [list].

- It is relatively easy to learn the basics [training].

- The approach [spirit and principles] and the skills used in MI are clearly described.

- It gives you many opportunities to train [training] and improve your counseling skills [skills].

- Internationellt network. [MINT]

How do I learn MI? +  

What you might expect out of different lengths and types of training:

Introductory Training:

Individual Study and Self-Training. Perhaps the most common method by which clinicians explore MI is to study print materials {Miller, 2002 #15} and view training videotapes. Although this can provide some understanding of the basic approach, research by Miller and colleagues found that assigned self-training was not effective in improving clinical skillfulness in MI {Miller, 2004 #20}.

Definition of MI +  

The founders of motivational interviewing, Dr’s. William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick, have sought to define clearly what MI is, and their descriptions have evolved over time.

The most current definitions are 3:

A layperson´s definition to tell what it is for:
Their current, definitions of Motivational Interviewing are:
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change

A pragmatic practitioners definition to explain why you would use it:

Where is MI used? +  

MI is used all over the world: There are trainers in 38 languages & MI books translated into 19 languages.
link to list of trainers and/or books

MI is used in many different settings: Motivational interviewing was developed in the addiction field [History]. Now it applies to numerous areas of change: mental health, co-occurring disorders\dual diagnosis, primary health care (including diabetes, weight change, nutrition, medication adherence, HIV) gambling, smoking, substance abuse, criminal justice clients, etc. It is practiced with adults and adolescents.

Why should you consider using MI +  

Why should you consider using Motivational Interviewing (MI)? Here are some of the reasons people have expressed:

- MI is evidence based. (MI is included in NREPP)

- MI is useful in many cultures and settings.

- It is relatively easy to learn the basics and get started with MI.

- The approach [spirit and principles] and the skills used in MI are clearly described.

- MI gives you many opportunities to train and improve your counseling skills [skills].

10 things that MI is +  

1. MI is a communication STYLE
A collaborative style of communication. A refined form of guiding.

2. MI has a particular FOCUS
Change is the focus of conversation.

3. MI has a particular PURPOSE
The purpose of MI is to elicit and strengthen personal motivation for change.

4. MI is PERSON-CENTERED
MI honors autonomy and self-determination. Evokes rather than installs motivation.
MI relies heavily on reflective listening and other person-centered communication skills

5. MI uses SPECIFIC SKILLS

10 things that MI is not +  

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