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Oct 8, 2018

Susan Butterworth, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps providers and case managers focus on strengths to support behavior change. They share tips on staying true to the art and science of MI. This is the second in a series of episodes on MI.

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More on Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick

MICA: Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment

Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA): a live, online course from t3 starting November 9

Learning to Use the MITI (Version 4.2.1) for Coding and Coaching: a live, online course from t3 starting January 11

Motivational Interviewing: resources from the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Susan Butterworth: MINT profile

Ali Hall: MINT profile, website

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