“A collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change, designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.” Miller and Rollnick (July 2012 Glossary of Motivational Interviewing Terms)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is often attributed as an approach used by those working in the field of addiction. However, MI has become influential in enhancing motivation and a commitment for change for those individuals seeking support from their primary, mental health, social and criminal justice service providers.
Debra provides MI training for:
- Youth Organizations
- Private and Public Schools
- Social Service Providers
- Mental Health Providers
- Primary Health Care Providers
- Youth Criminal Justice
Debra especially enjoys bringing the practice of Motivational Interviewing into her collaboration with youth organizations, educators and school personnel. For further information on Motivational Interviewing in Schools go to miforschools.org and for a list of MI trainers for educators, go to miforschools.org/trainers.