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Motivational Interviewing

  • Who is it for?

    Health care professionals.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    Provides resources on a cognitive-behavioral technique that aims to help patients identify and change eating and physical activity.

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a relatively new cognitive-behavioral technique that aims to help patients identify and change behaviors that may be placing them at risk of developing health problems or that may be preventing optimal management of a chronic condition. The following resources may be useful for working with patients to develop healthy eating and physical activity behaviors and to achieve a healthy weight.

Changing Behaviour: Using motivational interviewing techniques from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2004
WIC Learning Online: Open-Ended Questions
WIC Learning Online: Principles of Motivational Interviewing
WIC Learning Online: Sample MI Questions and Statements

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