Motivational Interviewing

Core to Evo’s program are the principles of working with clients in a collaborative, respectful, and empathetic manner. Research has found these ideas to be widely effective, particularly in the body of research on Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Developed by Bill Miller and Stephen Rollnick, MI is a technique that evolved from their work to support clients with alcohol problems. Clinicians and practitioners more broadly now use MI to address a wide range of issues, from substance use to gambling, parenting, and classroom management. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. It is a non-judgmental, non-confrontational and non-adversarial approach that attempts to increase the client’s awareness of their behavior, envision a better future, and become increasingly motivated to change it. Read more about Evo's approach to addiction treatment.

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