General Resources: Start Here
Understanding MI – Three-page description of motivational interviewing (MI) and its spirit, core skills, and processes.
MI Spirit – Quick guide to the essential spirit of MI.
MI Skills – Quick guide to the core skills of MI.
MI Four Processes – Quick guide to the four processes of MI practice.
The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing – 6 minute YouTube animated video describing the spirit of MI.
Short Video Clips on Motivational Interviewing – 1-5 minute video clips on MI topics.
Ten Things that Motivational Interviewing Is Not – An article by Miller & Rollnick addressing some common misunderstandings about MI.
Learning MI – Four-page guide to the process of learning MI.
Books & Articles
Motivational interviewing: Helping people change and grow (4th ed.) – The recently released update of Miller & Rollnick’s foundational book, which details the spirit, skills, and tasks of MI.
Motivational interviewing in health care: Helping patients change behavior (2nd ed.) – The most recent edition of the definitive guide to MI for health care professionals.
Motivational Interviewing Books – Additional recommended books, listed on the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) website.
Find MI articles and research on Google Scholar – Add your own key words to focus your search.
Audio & Video
Talking to Change Podcast – Earlier episodes focus on broad concepts, while later episodes explore specialized topics.
MerloLab YouTube Channel – 4-20 minute YouTube video examples of effective and ineffective approaches to working with people across a variety of settings.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing – 17 minute YouTube slide presentation about MI, the MI spirit, OARS skills, and the four processes.
Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician – 10 minute YouTube video exploring a physician’s experience with MI and ways in which MI saves time.
A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Student Conduct – 12 minute YouTube video with examples and guidance on using MI in a higher-education disciplinary context.
How to Use Motivational Interviewing with Personal Training – 40 minute YouTube video describing use of MI in the personal training context.
MI Skills Webinar – 1 hr 15 min recorded webinar video describing ways for professionals to advance MI skills beyond the basics.
Tooth Talk Moments – 24 minute Vimeo video with tips and examples about using MI with parents in early childhood settings.
Further Information: MI Training, Consultation, & Research
Motivational Interviewing for Brief Consultations – a 1 hour learning module on MI and its uses.
Training MI – Guidance for MI trainers.
Researching MI – Guidance for conducting research on MI.