Toolkit E: Motivational Interviewing

Conversations about change

Motivational interviewing is interviewing to help people to change.

It is :

  • collaborative,
  • goal-oriented
  • communication with particular attention to
  • the language of change.

It is particularly useful in working with people with TBI in rehabilitation.

It has a good evidence base.

It is different to a more directive approach common in some clinical settings.

The Toolkit

This Toolkit is designed to provide a sufficient introduction to you so you can:

  • Understand what Motivational Interviewing is
  • Identify what it looks like in practice and how it can be used
  • See further steps you can take to develop your understanding and skills