motivational interviewing

ITTC South Africa Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2023. Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this

Toward a Theory of Motivational Interviewing

Miller, W. R., & Rose, G. S. (2009). Toward a theory of motivational interviewing. American psychologist, 64(6), 527.

The widely-disseminated clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI) arose through a convergence of science and practice. Beyond a large base of clinical trials, advances have been made toward “looking under the hood” of MI to understand the underlying mechanisms by which it affects behaviour change.

Using motivational interviewing in substance use disorder treatment

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Effective substance use disorder (SUD) treatment requires providers to understand what an individual genuinely needs to do to change substance use behaviours. An essential element in motivational SUD interventions is helping people who misuse substances raise awareness of their values and hopes for a healthy life. Using strategic conversational approaches can increase clients’ internal motivations to take actions toward wellness.

Motivational interviewing for substance abuse

Smedslund, G., Berg, R. C., Hammerstrøm, K. T., Steiro, A., Leiknes, K. A., Dahl, H. M., & Karlsen, K. (2011). Motivational interviewing for substance abuse. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 7(1), 1-126. Chicago

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client‐centred, semi‐directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. The intervention is used widely, and therefore it is important to find out whether it helps, harms or is ineffective.

Motivational Interviewing in Africa Webinar Series

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ITTC South Africa

In this webinar series, hosted by the South Africa International Technology Transfer Centre in collaboration with MI & Beyond, William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, co-founders of Motivational Interviewing engage with clinicians and researchers from across Africa, drawing on lessons from existing research and dissemination activities, and exploring the broader potential of Motivational Interviewing on the African Continent.

The MI Spirit

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Catherine Muthiani, ICAP III
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I wrote the poem like summary after taking the course Enhancing Motivational Interviewing skills (UTC 11) in 2018 to help me remember key components of the course. 

Just thought fellow professionals can find it useful too.



Motivational interviewing: Guiding clients to make beneficial changes


By the end of this webinar, attendees will gain:

  • An understanding of Transtheoretical Model of Change
  • An awareness of what Motivational Interviewing is and when it is useful
  • Knowledge of the spirit and principles of Motivational Interviewing
  • An understanding of the core communication skills of Motivational Interviewing that lead to behaviour change