Join the monthly 1-hour live Conversation with Casey Jackson, Executive Director of IFIOC and skilled MI practitioner. Ask your questions live (or submit them ahead of time to Casey by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org) and level up your skills. The conversation takes place on the 3rd Friday of every month at 12 Noon, Pacific / 3:00 Eastern.
What to Expect:
- Your questions about implementing Motivational Interviewing-Answered by Casey.
- Training review with in-depth Motivational Interviewing Concepts.
- Live discussion where you can connect with others learning this skill
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- Want an opportunity to refocus on Motivational Interviewing monthly
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Past recorded live Conversations below!
Affirmations are a micro skill within Motivational Interviewing, the more we affirm, call out strengths and empower others, the more autonomy and activation they will have.
Accurate Empathy is a micro skill within Motivational Interviewing. There is a difference between empathy, sympathy and compassion, when we do accurate empathy, we truly are able to step into another’s shoes to see the world from their worldview. This helps clients feel heard and understood.
Engage is the first of the 4 process’s of Motivational Interviewing. During this stage, we aim to use these micro-skills: express empathy, use reflective listening, roll with resistance to help explore their ambivalence.
Focus is the second of the 4 process’s of Motivational Interviewing. With the goal to strengthen motive behind change we want to help the client focus on their values, their goals and what they ultimately want.
Partnering to Problem Solve
Partnering is an intention on the MICA, which IFIOC co-authored. But how we partner to help our clients problem solve in a way that supports their autonomy is key to success in Motivational Interviewing. When clients get stuck, sometimes they need us to step in and help light up the path.
Creating a Plan
The third of the 4 process’s of Motivational Interviewing. This stage is trying to help your client elicit their own plan for change. Using micro skills like affirmations and highlighting their strengths to increase confidence in change.
Stages of Change
This is not a Motivational Interviewing concept but one we teach at IFIOC to help put the scaffolding in place to understand the change process. These 4 stages of change can help you identify where a person is at mentally with their change process. See IFIOC MI approach or rainbow sheet for more details.
Strategic Reflective Listening
Strategic reflective listening is key to Motivational Interviewing. We are not parroting others statements, but strategically shining light by reflecting key things they have said.
Types of talk (Change, Resistance, Sustain)
Understanding the types of talk is part of learning Motivational Interviewing. The more you understand the language you hear, the more you know how to move forward in the change process. Please see IFIOC’s MI approach or rainbow sheet for more information.