Family & Relationships / An introduction to the tool Motivational Interview (MI)

How do deal with resistance using Motivational Interview

Course by

0ec5848dadb6842270834204e3dcf5708eda786d Liria Ortiz


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Time commitment

5 minutes a day for 27 days

Binge read

February 23, 2016

Conversations are a central part of most professions. Whether you work in the public or private sector as a manager or as an employee, you'll have to converse with people whose motivation might be low.

My aim with this course is to equip you with tools based on a method called Motivational Interviewing (MI). We will touch on some theoretical aspects of the method, but focus mostly on practical exercises where you, as a leader, will learn how to make a big difference in a conversation. 

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation method that aims to strengthen a person's own motivation and commitment to change. The method's primary purpose is to motivate someone, rather than to be therapeutic. It has, therefore, more suitable applications than:

  • Appraisal

  • Evaluation talks with your team

  • Conversations aiming to motivate people who participate in a treatment program

My name is Liria Ortiz, MD, psychologist and certified psychotherapist, supervisor and specialist in clinical psychology and a member of the MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). I teach Motivational Interviewing, write books and conduct therapy.

Enter your email address in the box below and then you will start on your journey to become a better conversation leader.

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