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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Nov 5, 2018

Stephanie Wahab, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet give tips for social workers and social work students on the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and letting people take charge. This is the third in a series of episodes on MI.

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More Information:

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

The Ruling Class and the Buffer Zone by Paul Kivel

Taking the Lower Place: Motivational Interviewing and Social Dominance by William R. Miller

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

Stephanie Wahab: MINT profile, website, Portland State University School of Social Work profile

Ali Hall: MINT profile, website