For Practitioners

TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment
This guide helps clinicians influence the change process in their clients by incorporating motivational interventions into substance use disorder treatment programs. It describes different interventions that can be used at all stages of change.

MI Reminder Card
The “MI Reminder Card (Am I Doing This Right?)” is a quick guide for checking your Motivational Interviewing skills. Use the 11 questions on this card to build self-awareness about your attitudes, thoughts, and communication style as you conduct your work.

Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP)
This training was created by a collaboration across multiple federal agencies that work on issues of drug use and health. The manual and demonstration interviews help supervisors, mentors, counselors and other clinicians assess and improve the use of MI skills in clinical settings.

Video: An Example of Good MI and Video: An Example of Bad MI
Two examples of Motivational Interviewing with the same client, contrasting good and bad MI technique.

Kate Speck’s Shaping Up Your Motivational Interviewing Skills Webinar
Dr. Speck will help you recognize when you’re becoming “stuck” during a Motivational Interviewing session—and what to do about it. Review strategies to address ambivalence about change, respond to goal conflicts, and evoke change talk.

A Tour of Motivational Interviewing: An Interprofessional Road Map for Behavior Change Online Course
This course takes the learner on a tour of the essential skills used to strengthen an individual’s motivation for behavior change. Descriptions, demonstrations, and learning activities provide an introduction to MI.

MI Skill Building: How To Recognize, Respond To, and Elicit Change Talk and Cultivating Change Talk, Part II
Hosted by MINT certified trainer Alex Waitt, this pair of webinars enhances understanding of a crucial motivational interviewing skill.

Collections of Resources

Motivational Interviewing for Hepatitis C
This suite of training videos features six example vignettes of clinicians using Motivational Interviewing that addresses their patients’ HCV risk and encourages them to take charge of their health.

Brief Negotiated Interview Resources
Learn to follow the “script” of the Brief Negotiated Interview. Read examples and case studies for general populations and adolescents, and find score sheets for your use and cards that can aid conversations with patients.

List of MI Resources from Case Western Reserve University
Original tools are available here for download, including printable pocket cards and posters. In addition, find guides and other Motivational Interviewing materials sorted by topics such as adolescents, behavioral healthcare, and criminal justice.

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
MINT is an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training. This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing.