Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation (MI-SI): A Pilot Study. Peter C. Britton, PhD. Special Thanks To:. Ken Conner, PsyD, MPH Steve Maisto, PhD Kerry Knox, PhD Research assistants: Suzanne Dougherty Sharon Fell Staff on the acute inpatient unit at the Syracuse VAMC
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Peter C. Britton, PhD
“…the overt suicidal act is viewed as the outcome of the internal subjective struggle between the wish to die and the wish to live, rather than the consequence of a single unidirectional motivation.”
Kovacs & Beck, 1977
method of communication
for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.
30 (83%) Consented and Screened
17 (57%) Excluded
16 Did not meet criteria
(SSI > 2)
2 (15%) Lost to follow-up
Follow-upParticipant Flow Chart