Social Services

Social service professionals working with people with mental health conditions and chemical dependency confront issues of resistance on a regular basis, including denial, non-compliance, ambivalence, and failure to commit to change.

M.I. helps enhance and elicit natural readiness indicators by first reducing resistance and resolving ambivalence.

Clinical studies show significant change for clients dealing with:

  • Chemical Dependency
  • Depression
  • Probation
  • Dual Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Adolescence
  • Anger


  • Little Red Schoolhouse
  • Cocoon House
  • WIC/First Steps
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • 20+ Head Start/EHS/ECEAP sites
  • UW School of Social Work
  • Americorps
  • Sea Mar, Seattle & Marysville
  • Pioneer Center North
  • Pathways for Women, YMCA
  • True North
  • 2011 Washington State Migrant Education conference

Tribal Health

  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Lummi Nation
  • National Indian Head Start Directors Conference

Public Health

  • Chelan-Douglas Health Dept.
  • Clark Co. Health Dept.
  • Cowlitz Co. Health Dept.
  • Island Co. Health Dept.
  • Kitsap Co. Health District
  • Kittitas Co. Public Health
  • San Juan Co. Health & Comm Services
  • Seattle-King Co. Public Health
  • Skagit Co. Health Dept.
  • Snohomish Health District
  • Tacoma-Pierce Co Health Dept.
  • Whatcom Co. Health Dept.

Educational Service Districts

  • Puget Sound 121
  • Yakima 105
  • Anacortes 189
  • Tumwater 113
  • Spokane 101
  • Wenatchee 171
  • Bremerton 114
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