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MI: Resources and training


Steven Rollnick's website

--blog includes links to resources and videos

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

--links to MI resources (guides, websites, webinars) for primary care providers

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

This web site provides resources for those seeking information on motivational interviewing. It includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research. In addition to providing information on Motivational Interviewing, the site serves as a resource for agencies or organizations who wish to find a skilled and knowledgeable trainer to assist them in implementing or supplementing current motivational services.


Brief MI (Boston University):

The videos demonstrate aspects of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment).  In most, health care practitioners practice the BNI (Brief Negotiated Interview) with patients who present with various health concerns related to their substance use.

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, College of Family Physicians of Canada) 

These videos show a primary care physician engaging in a brief intervention with her patient over four visits using motivational interviewing techniques to establish rapport, elicit change talk, and establish a commitment to change from the patient.

Demonstration of the motivational interviewing approach in a brief medical encounter (University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry).

The videos were produced by University of Florida Department of Psychiatry. Funded by Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute Grant #63504 (Co-Pls: Gold & Merlo).

Motivational Interviewing in an Integrated Care Setting

This video is part of a three-part series and demonstrates how motivational interviewing may be applied in a variety of integrated healthcare settings. Excerpts of this video are used to demonstrate the underlying principles, tools, techniques, and strategies used in motivational interviewing in the Tour of Motivational Interviewing online course (available at healtheknowledge.org).


Change talk: Childhood obesity (American Academy of Pediatrics): Android  iOS

-- role-play simulation where you take the role of a healthcare provider and engage in a practice conversation with a virtual mother and her child. Through the conversation, you learn to apply Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help them identify motivation for change, supporting them to implement changes in their diet, screen time, and exercise.


10 strategies for evoking change talk



Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Opioids and Other Forms of Substance Dependence

Motivational Interviewing Introduction Course: Online


Motivational Interviewing Program Spirit to Skills: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Professional Practice [in class]

CMHA Ottawa

Motivational Interviewing Training

York University

Training in Motivational Interviewing For Health Coaches: Help Your Clients Get Unstuck (York University Health Leadership and Learning Network) 

Online modules, guides and case studies

NIDA Blending Intitiative (interactive case study)

These programs provide a unique forum where the CME course and the Patient Simulation jointly provide practical guidance for physicians and other clinicians in effective Motivational Interviewing techniques that will facilitate conversations with patients to address Health Risk Behaviors. The CME Course guides physicians and other clinicians through practical skills building and technique development using videos to model effective communication, while the Patient Simulation allows for real time testing and reinforcement of these skills in the clinical setting.

Motivational Interviewing Module (Australia: Insight): 

Introduction to MI for people working in addiction treatment settings.

Published by InSight: Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Training Unit, Metro North Mental Health - Alcohol and Drug Service, Brisbane Queensland


"Change talk" (Boston University):

Print-based resources

Matulich, B. (2010). How to Do Motivational Interviewing: A Guidebook for Beginners. San Diego, CA: Author.

Miller, W.R. & Rollnick, S. (2009). Ten things that motivational interviewing is not. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 129–140.

Miller, W.R. & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Rollnick, S., Miller, W.R. & Butler, C.C. (2008). Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior. New York: Guildford Press.

Rosengren, D.B. (2009). Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook. New York: Guilford Press.