What IS the difference between being directive versus directional in your conversations with clients? In the latest Motivational Interviewing Forum co-author of MI Bill Miller discussed how essential directional statements are to change. In motivational interviewing we try to stay neutral in giving “directions” toward a specific outcome as it is human nature not to […]
why does motivational interviewing work?
You’ve heard about Motivational Interviewing (MI) – that it’s evidence based and when practitioners use it they have much better outcomes BUT is it worth it? Is it worth your time to take workshops, receive coaching and learn how to fluently learn this language? That all depends on if: You find yourself having the same […]
While in Ireland last month for the MI forum Bill Miller gave a talk on “MI and Social Dominance.” He begged the question “why does MI work at all?” How is it that a relatively brief conversation can trigger change in behavior that has sometimes persisted for decades? He offered an explanation by Bill Neto, […]