Motivating Behavioral Change
Medical Clinics of North America
Motivational interviewing (MI) allows medical providers and patients to have more productive conversations about changing health behaviors. MI helps patients talk themselves into changing by evoking discussion around change, thus resolving natural ambivalence. MI practitioners cultivate a spirit of MI and use specific skills and strategies to develop discrepancy between the patient's current behavior and their goals or values. This article discusses the flow of MI, the spirit and method of MI including specific skills and strategies, and important considerations in implementing MI.
Tooley, E. M., & Kolahi, A. (2022). Motivating Behavioral Change. Medical Clinics of North America, 106 (4), 627-639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2022.01.006