Motivational Interviewing

  1. Motivational Interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is “a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own commitment to change” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013) and is recognized as an evidence-based practice. Providers who are trained in MI learn how to effectively communicate with others to both evoke wisdom and share their own expertise effectively. Participants of this virtual workshop will learn the methods to engage, focus, evoke, and plan in an MI session.

The Center of Innovation and CYFD-BHS partner with Motivational Interviewing Training and Consulting (MITC) to offer training and coaching in this evidence-based practice to the public. The COI manages registration and marketing for MI training and can be contacted with any questions.

Why is MI Important? 

Motivational Interviewing is an important skill for behavioral health professionals because it has been found effective in facilitating behavior change. It is a skill that providers can use to support families and youth in achieving their mental wellness and overall health goals.


  • Motivational Interviewing Training and Consulting (MITC) Trainers Lindsay Worth and Alicia Shiver

Upcoming Motivational Interviewing Trainings