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Motivational Interviewing Online Resources

Motivational Interviewing - A Training Resource
By Jim Messina

A Helping Truism:

How many helpers does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one, but the light bulb has to want to be changed.

Websites Related To Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing Page -The International Organization committed to training and educational programs on MI at:

Case Western Reserve University Evidence Based Practices - Motivational Interviewing at: 

William Miller's website:

Stephen Rollnick's website:

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions - Motivational Interviewing Resource Page at:

Massachussetts General Hospital-Psychiatry Academy Online Course: Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Service Members and Veterans into Mental Health Care at: 

APIC article which offers another memnonic DEARS for the principles of MI at:

CASAA - The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions at University of New Mexico. At:

Training Manuals for Motivational Interviewing (2012) Motivational Interviewing -A conversation of Empathy and Self-healing. Retrieved at:



Babor, T.F. & Higgins-Biddle, J.C. (2001) Brief Intervention for Substance Use: A Manual for Use In Primary Care. World Health Organization: Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependency. Retrieved at:



Braastad, J. (2014). Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques in SMART Recovery. 

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Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition (2014). Motivational interviewing for weight-loss counseling in pediatric patients. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Retrieved at:


Community Care of North Carolina-CCNC (2011). CCNC Motivational Interviewing (MI) Resource Guide. Retrieved at:


Hall, T., Gibbie, T., & Lubman, D.I. (2012). Motivational interviewing techniques Facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting at:

Latchford, G. (2010). A Brief Guide to Motivational Interviewing. Retrieved at:

Merrill, G. (2014) Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change Introductory Level. UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Retrieved at:



Miller, W.R. (1995). Motivational Enhancement Therapy with Drug Abusers. Retrieved at:

Miller, W.R.,Zweben, A., DiClemente, C.C., & Rychtarik, R.G.  (1999). Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual - A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals with Alcohol Abuse and Dependence. Retrieved at:

MINT (2014). Motivational Interviewing Training New Trainers Manual. Retrieved at:


Professional Patient Advocate Institute. (2010).  Motivational Interviewing: An Emerging

Trend in Medical Management. An Action Guide to Eliciting Powerful Behavior Change. Retrieved at:


Rocky Mountain Quality Improvement Center (2007) Pre-Treatment Program Curriculum Guide: Motivational Interviewing. Retrieved at:


SAMSHA - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (1999). Enhancing Motivation For Change in Substance Abuse Treatment.  Retrieved at:

Sobell & Sobell (2008). Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples. Retrieved at:  


Speck, K. (2008) Midwest Conference on Problem, Gambling and Substance Abuse. 

General Principles Underlying Motivational Interviewing Retrieved at: 

and 2nd Part at:


Venner, K.L., Feldstein, S.W. & Tafoya, N. (2006)Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices

A Manual for Counselors in Native American Communities. Retrieved at:



Five General Principles of MI and Provider Competency retrieved at:


Glossary of Motivational Interviewing Terms retrieved at:


Motivational Interviewing for Brief Intervention Settings at:


Sample Motivational Interviewing Session Script Handout at:


Sample MI Questions and Statements at:


TIP SHEET: Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change Health Behaviors, retrieved at: