[ It’s dancing, not wrestling ]
Motivational Interviewing (M.I.) is a focused, goal-directed, and person-centered communication style.
- M.I. is a conversation about change
- M.I. is collaborative—a partnership that honors autonomy, not expert and recipient
- M.I. is evocative, calling forth a patient’s own motivation and commitment
- M.I. addresses the common problem of ambivalence about change