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5 Reasons to Try MI in Your Work Today

5 Reasons to Try MI in Your Work Today

Recently, someone asked me what I like most about Motivational Interviewing (MI). It’s a great question, since there are so many things I love about MI! If you’re a helping…

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4 Ways to Respond to an Upset Student

4 Ways to Respond to an Upset Student

As the academic year begins, it seems like a great time to review ways we can calm an upset student.  For many students, getting adjusted to a new school routine…

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The Magic Words I Said to a Student

The Magic Words I Said to a Student

The start of a new school year is coming! School supplies are flying off the shelves as summer vacation comes to a close. This week, let’s take a minute to…

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The Problem with Minimal Encouragers

The Problem with Minimal Encouragers

When thinking of what constitutes a good listener, minimal encouragers are likely to come to mind. If you don’t know what 'minimal encouragers' are, you likely are familiar with hearing…

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The Timing of Change

The Timing of Change

This week, I've been out in my raspberry patch, picking delicious berries. All this hunting for the ripe berries has me thinking about the importance of timing. In conversations about…

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4 Things to Expect in MI Training

4 Things to Expect in MI Training

Wondering what you can expect with your upcoming Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training? If you've taken the step to invite an MI trainer to your organization, or if you've decided to…

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