Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding another person to elicit and strengthen their motivation for positive change. The effectiveness of the process has substantial research backing across multiple disciplines and is used world-wide.

Motivational Interviewing is for people whose work involves helping others achieve behavior change, such as psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, case workers, outreach workers, dietitians, therapists, clergy, personal trainers, probation/parole officers.

Thousands of research studies have demonstrated the efficacy of utilizing Motivational Interviewing in settings where ambivalence about changing behaviors is common. It is also a process known to improve supervision and organizational climate.

To learn more about the processes of Motivational Interviewing, download a tip sheet here.