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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a foundational technique for LEAD. An evidence-based approach to supporting positive behavior change, MI is a client-centered, collaborative style of communication designed to help people identify and achieve their goals by eliciting and exploring their own reasons for change. Using a guiding (not directive) style of communication, MI meets people where they are, regardless of their readiness to change. MI is particularly useful in working with people who are not yet thinking about change, are ambivalent about change, or are not confident in their capacity to change.