What is it?
An on demand video of the IFIOC practicing our Motivational Interviewing skills. Join in the practice, and pause the video throughout, or just listen in to hear our responses.
How can it help?
Use these videos to guide yourself in professional development or use these videos to guide your employee’s in dedicated practice time. As we all know, to become skilled in something, it takes practice. Our goal is to help you or your agency have the tools available after training to continue the learning, in your day to day.
Explore the Skill Building Videos if you…
- Want to practice to become competent or proficient in Motivational Interviewing
- Are in a leadership role and need ideas to help your employee’s practice Motivational Interviewing
- Want to hear “how Casey would answer” that difficult situation or scenario
- Want to practice micro skills
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.