Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
A brand new training from CHTI!
Topics: Tools and strategies for motivational interviewing, using motivational interviewing in our community work.
Description: Motivational Interviewing is a powerful tool for supporting behavior change. It is a practical, empathetic, and person-driven approach for eliciting the internal motivation needed to make a change. Motivational Interviewing is a tool traditionally used in interpersonal relationships, so how can we use motivational interviewing in a broader community context? This training will cover the basics of motivational interviewing and how it can be applied to multiple settings, including community meetings, forums, and one-on-one conversations. Participants will be able to practice motivational interviewing and all the components of it by asking open-ended questions, affirming, using reflective listening, and summarizing during a conversation.
Audience: Coalition leaders and members leading conversations in their communities and coalitions.
Participants will be able to:
- Name the basic principles of motivational interviewing
- Identity ways to apply MI principles into community work
- Explain the importance of motivational interviewing for supporting community change
MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
- Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
- Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
- Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
A light breakfast/snacks will be provided!