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Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples

How information is presented can affect how it is received. We’ve learned from Motivational Interviewing that, when relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner that empowers consumers to make more informed decisions about quitting or changing a risky or problem behavior.

The following paper outlines some of the Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques and provides rationales and sample questions around:

  • Asking for permission
  • Eliciting/evoking change talk

Rationales and Examples

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