Participant Comments

"I feel more helpful eliciting change talk . . . this will improve already strong relationships I have with patients . . . the program was really good and very helpful"

"This has helped me understand what patients want"

"MI is a way for patients to see that we are on their side."

"The training made me think about the ways I talk and listen to people"

I now feel motivated to use MI skills that sadly I had let go of in the past few years . . . MI improves patient satisfaction."

Diabetes Care

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Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

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I Was Often Wondering What To Say Next

When I started using MI in diabetes care after my first training, I used open ended questions and struggled with simple ...

MI Medical: What We Do

 

What does MI Medical do?

Helping to climbWe train practitioners in the skills of Motivational Interviewing. Our trainings for organizations are tailored to meet their specific needs. We work with physicians, diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists/therapists, clergy, administrators and faculty from a broad array of settings: hospitals, clinics, community health centers, mental health settings and medical/nursing schools. We also offer public trainings. Located in Missoula, Montana, MI Medical is part of TheGroup4QualityCare, an organization that works for quality improvement in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.


Quality healthcare and patient satisfaction occur when practitioners can skillfully engage patients to evoke conversations about change. This is the way MI works. In those conversations we elicit from patients what they want/need to change and how they will accomplish it. Drs. William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, who developed MI, describe it as a way of being with and for people. These interviews create a powerful patient centered momentum.


Please explore our website. Read the blogs and email or call if you are interested in learning MI. Free consultations are available for organizations interested in training for their staff and developing in house trainers. Your feedback and inquiries are welcomed.

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