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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is as much about a nonjudgmental attitude as it is about any specific techniques, but it can be helpful to have some specific prompts as one is learning the technique.

Powerpoint on Motivational Interviewing

Some Motivational Interviewing Reminders/Conversation Starters

The Art of Motivating Health Behavior Change- Steven Berg-Smith, MS, CWP presentation from 2012 Conference

Tone: Guide, not badger; Encourage rather than shame; negotiate rather than dictate.
AVOID questions that might have a negative answer or closed-ended questions. (e.g. why aren