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Of Course the Client is Ambivalent: A Look at Motivational Interviewing

John McCarthy, Ph.D., NCC

This workshop will offer an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI), defined as "a client-centered directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence" (Miller & Rollnick, 2002, p. 35), and will cover its basic principles (RULE)/strategies, basic skills, phases, and research support. This approach has been used with various types of clientele and in many different clinical settings.

  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office email to:
  • vgarcia@iup.edu