Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style

This program briefly discusses ambivalence and its role in client motivation. The material provides five basic principles of motivational interviewing that address ambivalence and facilitate the change process. The course offers opening strategies to use with clients in the early stages of treatment and concludes with a summary of research on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as beginning.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss client ambivalence and its role in client motivation;
  • Identify five basic principles of motivational interviewing; and
  • Describe strategies to use with clients in the early stages of treatment.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Ambivalence
  • Part 3: Five Principles of Motivational Interviewing
  • Part 4: Five Opening Strategies For Early Sessions
  • Part 5: Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing
  • Part 6: Motivational Interviewing and Managed Care
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment

Editorial Advisory Board

Karen Allen, PhD, RN, CARN
Professor and Chair
Department of Nursing
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan

Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, Wisconsin

Dorynne Czechowicz, MD
Associate Director
Medical/Professional Affairs
Treatment Research Branch
Division of Clinical and Services Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Rockville, Maryland

Linda S. Foley, MA
Former Director
Project for Addiction Counselor Training
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
Washington, D.C.

Wayde A. Glover, MIS, NCAC II
Director
Commonwealth Addictions Consultants and Trainers
Richmond, Virginia

Pedro J. Greer, MD
Assistant Dean for Homeless Education
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Thomas W. Hester, MD
Former State Director
Substance Abuse Services
Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse
Georgia Department of Human Resources
Atlanta, Georgia

James G. (Gil) Hill, PhD
Director
Office of Substance Abuse
American Psychological Association
Washington, D.C.

Douglas B. Kamerow, MD, MPH
Director
Office of the Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Rockville, Maryland

Stephen W. Long
Director
Office of Policy Analysis
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Rockville, Maryland

Richard A. Rawson, PhD
Executive Director
Matrix Center and Matrix Institute on Addiction
Deputy Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Services
Los Angeles, California

Ellen A. Renz, PhD
Former Vice President of Clinical Systems
MEDCO Behavioral Care Corporation
Kamuela, Hawaii

Richard K. Ries, MD
Director and Associate Professor
Outpatient Mental Health Services and Dual Disorder Programs
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD
Chairman
Division of Substance Abuse Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Consensus Panel Chair

William R. Miller, PhD
Regents Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director of Research
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Workgroup Leaders

Consensus Panel

Edward Bernstein, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor and Academic Affairs Vice Chairman
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne M. Colby, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland

Robert J. Meyers, MA
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Allen Zweben, DSW
Director and Associate Professor of Social Work
Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Panelists

Ray Daw
Executive Director
Northwest New Mexico Fighting Back, Inc.
Gallup, New Mexico

Jeffrey M. Georgi, MDiv, CSAC, CGP
Program Coordinator
Duke Alcoholism & Addictions Program
Clinical Associate
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Cheryl Grills, PhD
Department of Psychology
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Rosalyn Harris-Offutt, BS, CRNA, LPC, ADS
UNA Psychological Associates
Greensboro, North Carolina

Don M. Hashimoto, PsyD
Clinical Director
Ohana Counseling Services, Inc.
Hilo, Hawaii

Dwight McCall, PhD
Evaluation Manager
Substance Abuse Services
Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
Richmond, Virginia

Jeanne Obert, MFCC, MSM
Director of Clinical Services
Matrix Center
Los Angeles, California

Carole Janis Otero, MA, LPCC
Director
Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Roger A. Roffman, DSW
Innovative Programs Research Group
School of Social Work
Seattle, Washington

Linda C. Sobell, PhD
Professor
NOVA Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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