This module is an introduction to motivational interviewing
(MI), a patient-centred and gently directive interaction style used
to negotiate behaviour change.
Initially, motivational interviewing was developed as a tool to
work with people with alcohol problems but it can be used for any
situation in which there is ambivalence about change. Within
psychiatry, this approach has been applied to people with dual
diagnosis, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and
anxiety, and to improve treatment adherence in psychosis.
In this module, we give an
- what MI is and how it is relevant to
- the evidence for the efficacy of MI
and how it links to behavioural theory
- tools and techniques for practising
- when and with whom MI should be
- how MI can be used in clinical