Motivational interviewing: A conversational technique, rooted in effective listening, that changes behaviors positively.
You can learn it – and help create change for the better.
Enhances academic performance
Supports student wellness programs
Is a positive alternative to in-school suspension
Supplements instruction – especially effective with middle school students
Is effective with substance abuse, childhood obesity, bullying
Increases internal motivation for change
Is linked with positive client outcomes and positive behavior changes
MI techniques can be learned by almost anyone
Increases helper empathy, which is the strongest predictor of positive client outcomes
Reduces defensiveness of clients in conversations