Who: All Mentoring Programs, mentors and mentoring advocates.
What: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic approach to promoting behavior change with multiple techniques that focus on increasing individuals' motivation for behavior change, usually through one-on-one patient-practitioner sessions. This is normally a 2-day training, however, this session will be an introduction and we will provide resources to full time training and certifications. Certificates will not be given with this training.
Why: MI aims to generate a client’s own reason for change rather than just provide information about change. The techniques of expressing empathy, rolling with resistance, and promoting client autonomy require the practitioner adopt appropriate language and use a reflective, non-confrontational, non-judgmental, and supportive style to encourage the client to openly explore behavior change options.