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MI in Action with Stephen Rollnick, PhD: Presentation & Demo for Substance Abuse & Other Mental Health Disorders



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Presentation and Demo for Treating Substance Abuse & Mental Health Disorders 

Stephen Rollnick, PhD , Co-founder of Motivational Interviewing, Author, International Speaker and Expert Trainer

A rare, must-see program! Watch the leading expert and co-founder of MI “Demo” with a simulated client the key skills of Motivational Interviewing. Learn this easier approach that will take the frustration out of your conversations with clients regarding substance abuse and other mental health problems.M

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is one of the world’s foremost expert and co-founder of motivational interviewing (MI), a method for helping people to change their behavior. He has worked for 25+ years on MI for mental health and modifiable risk factors, as a practitioner, trainer and author of books

Format: DVD Video – 1-2 hours

Details: DVD video recording (1 hour, 30 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions


  1. Describe what can go wrong with a premature, practitioner-centered approach.
  2. Explain why and how motivational interviewing can fit into everyday practice.
  3. Attempt to encourage yourself to develop your skills for putting MI into practice.

Why Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

  • Why is this approach to behavior change useful in tackling diverse and challenging client scenarios?
  • Common errors like the “Righting Reflex”.
  • A new 4-process framework helps to navigate the interview and harness clients’ own motivation to change.

What does it look like in practice?

  • Getting alongside patients – doing this rapidly and effectively.
  • Locating a useful focus for change. Agenda mapping as a strategy.
  • Evoking internal motivation using the “spirit” and core skills of MI

Getting yourself into gear

  • Adjusting your attitude and style
  • Slowing your pace down, noticing change and sustain talk
  • The core skills for doing this skillfully


Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as a co-founder of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He developed many of the founding principles and strategies of MI.

Dr. Rollnick is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales. He has also worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service. With a background in the addiction field, his interest turned to consultations about behavioral change in wider mental health & healthcare practice, where practitioners try to encourage clients to change their lifestyle and use of medication. He is the author of numerous books on MI, has just finished one for school teachers and is working on ones for sports coaches.

Dr. Rollnick’s work is focused on training practitioners and examining the use of MI in a range of clinical settings. He has trained practitioners in many countries and continents, and has published a wide range of research papers, articles and books.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Rollnick is on the faculty at Cardiff University, Wales. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Rollnick has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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