January 19, 2017

Over the past year of training people in a variety of settings I've come to think about Motivational Interviewing as one leg of a 3-legged stool that makes up many people's job functions:

Leg 1: Information Gathering

Leg 2: Problem Solving

Leg 3: Motivating

It's key to be...

January 19, 2017

The use of MI in Career Counseling is becoming widespread as more and more Career Counselors and Employment Specialists find that MI is a powerful tool for helping people overcome barriers to employment. In fact, the National Career Development Association has publishe...

May 9, 2016

To say that there is a lot of stress when you work in a helping profession is an understatement. As helpers, we get stressed out because of the reason we got into this work in the first place—we care.  We see clients who are suffering and we want to help them, to allev...

May 9, 2016

Keeping reflections "short and sweet" will help you keep clients engaged and the conversation heading in the right direction. It's important to remember that every time you're talking your client isn't, which depending on how much you talk gives clients time to tune ou...

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