Lesson 2: Change Talk Copy

In Motivational Interviewing the first three processes of the method (described in Week 1) are focused on preparing people to change:

  1. Engaging clients
    Includes Building an Alliance and Exploring Values
  2. Focusing the conversation
    Includes Setting the Agenda, Identifying Client Generated Target Behaviors, and Facilitating Discrepancy Between Stated Values and Health Risk Behavior
  3. Evoking
    Evoking Change Talk (Desire, Ability, Reasons and Need to Change). The last process of the MI method is focused on eliciting a commitment to change and the collaborative development of a change plan in which the client takes steps to change the targeted health risk behavior.
  4. Planning
    Includes Eliciting Commitment to Change & Taking Action.

In this lesson we will explore the first three processes, emphasizing Exploring Values, Facilitating Discrepancy, and Evoking Change Talk.


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References

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational interviewing: Preparing people for change (3rd ed.) New York: Guilford Press.

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (June, 2010). What’s new since MI-2. Motivational Interviewing Conference Presentation.

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2002). Motivational interviewing: Preparing people for change (2nd ed.) New York: Guilford Press.

Miller, W. R., & Rose, G. S. (2015). Motivational interviewing and decisional balance: contrasting responses to client ambivalence. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43(2), 129–141. doi:10.1017/s1352465813000878

Rollnick, S., Miller, W.R. & Butler, C.C. (2008). Motivational interviewing in health care: helping patients change behavior. New York: Guilford Press.

Rosengren. (2009). Building motivational interviewing skills: A practitioner workbook. New York: Guildford Press.