Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered conversation to elicit and strengthen motivation for change while addressing issues of ambivalence to change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice with a high rate of positive effect. This video reviews the 'spirit of MI', MI Principles, OARS, Rolling with Resistance, and Eliciting Change Talk. This video guides you through each aspect of MI with clinical demonstrations throughout. The authors work with Connor, an adolescent male trying to quit smoking; Ray, a Latino adult male struggling with a major life decision; and Rochelle, an African American young woman mandated to treatment after a DUI.
Watch the leading expert and co-founder of MI 'Demo' with a simulated client the key skills of Motivational Interviewing. Learn this easier approach that will take the frustration out of your conversations with clients regarding substance abuse and other mental health problems.
Tara DeWitt works with Robert who is concerned about his increased drinking following a recent incident at a wedding where his behavior became disorderly. Robert is seeking help because he knows he has a problem but is ambivalent about changing his behavior. Tara uses MI techniques such as open-ended questions, affirmations, and reflective listening while working alongside Robert to affirm and validate his experience, and to elicit change talk. In a short lecture prior to session, Tara discusses new developments in MI3, as well as outlining the use of DARN CAT and OARS – essential components to Motivational Interviewing. A debriefing follows session to review what worked well in the session, what might have been improved, and what a follow up session might look like. Tara DeWitt, PhD, work as an integrated primary care and health behavior psychologist at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital of NY Harbor. She is also a National Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy Consultant for the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Tara also maintains a private practice in Manhattan.