Motivational Interviewing

According to Miller and Rollnick (2013),  motivational interviewing is…

a collaborative process between a therapist and a client that is focused on forming goals and stressing the language of change. The main purpose is to strengthen personal motivation and commitment to achieving a certain goal by exploring an individual’s reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (p.29)

The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers identifies that this approach is helpful for clients that are uncertain about making a change and their ability to change, as well as those that are reluctant to make changes in the first place. This type of therapy is inherently collaborative, in which the therapist helps to facilitate and initiate people making changes in their lives without taking charge of the clients’ lives. Throughout the whole process, individuals’ desires for change and the goals they create are maintained and respected by the clinician. 

Regardless of where you’re at on your journey to making a change in your life, Madrigal clinicians look forward to developing an empathetic and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship where you can learn and grow. 

*More information can be found on Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Click this link to learn more.*

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational interviewing: Helping people change (3rd edition). Guilford Press.

Understanding Motivational Interviewing. (n.d.). Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.