Motivational Interviewing. Presentation by Lorell Thoms – BA, BSW MRC Instructor / Program facilitator. Today’s Talk.
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Lorell Thoms – BA, BSW
MRC Instructor / Program facilitator
Motivational Interviewing (MI) would say that your initial motivation does not predict the outcome and long-term motivation for learning at the conference.
When the tires begin to slide off the road to the right, there is a natural tendency to turn the steering wheel to the left, because that is where you want to go. Doing so, however, simply decreases control and increases skidding toward the right. Wrong as it feels in the beginning, you must turn in the direction of the skid; turn the wheel to right when the vehicle is skidding to the right. This provides traction that allows you to redirect momentum back onto the road.
This ‘righting principle’ is the essence of MI – moving with people to help them find traction for change. The spirit of MI gives autonomy and asks for collaboration. When done effectively, it leaves people with feelings of hope and confidence.
Motivation is a key to change
Evidence Based – NIAAA
Good Correctional Interventions address offenders’:
MI helps address needs and responsivity.