Motivational Interviewing as Pedagogy: What is it and how can it be a useful tool for faculty and students? [Part 1 of 2]

Spring 2023

348, James E. Walker Library (LIB)

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies, skills, and techniques have been identified as best practice and efficacious in supporting behavior change in a variety of settings. MI mindset and techniques constitute a set of skills to, “engage in a collaborative conversation for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013, p. 410). The core concept of MI is to build intrinsic motivation of the individual and resolve ambivalence using a particular set of communication skills and techniques. MI is collaborative, honors autonomy and evokes the person’s own motivation and commitment to change. In this workshop, an overview of MI, along with basic MI skills, will be reviewed and demonstrated. Part 2, provides more in-depth exploration of uses of MI in higher education.

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