Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change Health Behaviors – Tips Sheet

This 2-page resource from Nova Southeastern University provides tips for using the five general principles of Motivational Interviewing: 1) expressing empathy, 2) developing discrepancy, 3) avoiding argumentation, 4) rolling with resistance, 5) supporting self-efficacy. The resource describes what motivational interviewing is not, including how to avoid making assumptions about others, and provides tips about strategies for handling resistance and helping participants explore goals and hopes for the future.
Record Type: 
Fact / Tip Sheet
Date: 
October 2015
Source: 
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
SFS Category: 
Case Management and Coaching
National/International: 
National
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
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