My MI Portal

Develop your Motivational Interviewing skills through our virtual ASU MI Coding Lab. 

With our innovative and secure MI Portal, you may upload video and audio samples for review, coaching, and fidelity checks to improve your Motivational Interviewing techniques. Individuals, groups, and agencies use the MI Portal for ongoing work sample submission, to track progress and develop their MI skills over time. 

Why choose the ASU MyMI coding lab? 

Arizona State University exemplifies a new prototype for the New American University, and is ranked #1 in innovation*. The ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s MI coding lab, in operation for over a decade, includes members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and public research university MI subject matter experts. Our MI coders complete ongoing and extensive training in the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) fidelity instrument. ASU coders participate in ongoing inter-rater reliability assessments to ensure quality control and the delivery of consistent feedback and coaching. Our MI Portal provides you with rapid feedback on your work samples in a secure online environment.

*U.S. News and World Report 2016, 2017 & 2018

What will I get out of the MyMI Portal? 

You will receive an assessment of your current MI integrity and fidelity. Once you upload video or audio work samples, you will receive individualized feedback and coaching from our MI coding lab, and you can track your progress over time with user-friendly feedback. Your MI certificate of proficiency reflects your fidelity scores, and can be used to demonstrate your MI skill level to clinical supervisors, employers, and potential employers. 

Questions? mymi@asu.edu 

Motivational Interviewing Basics

MI Basics are half to full day introductory motivational interviewing trainings for a general audience. 

Learning objectives for awareness trainings include:

  • Identifying where in a client/patient consultation a guiding style, rather than a directing style, might be useful
  • Contrasting directing helping style responses with motivational interviewing helping style responses to client statements  
  • Describing how the dimensions of the Motivational Interviewing “spirit” (partnership and collaboration, acceptance, compassion and evocation) look in a client/patient consultation  
  • Recognizing examples of sustain talk (formerly termed “resistance”) and change talk in client statements  
  • Practicing responding to client statements with reflections and open-ended questions, with the intent of soliciting change talk

Stages of Change and Introduction to MI

Participants will learn basic concepts and strategies needed to effectively use the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM, or the “Stages of Change”) when working with individuals who have experienced behavioral conditions, addictions and physical health concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Elements of Change and Techniques for Supporting Behavior Change
  • Describe characteristics of people in each Stage of Change
  • Increase knowledge regarding the application of Stages of Change and practice of motivational interviewing (MI) when working with individuals

MI Academies

The Center’s Motivational Interviewing Academies are 2-3 day intensive MI trainings. Unlike most trainings, which offer practice but only limited critique, our Academies provide individualized feedback on your motivational interviewing skills via rating your recorded work samples. The MI research literature indicates individual coaching and response substantially enhance motivational interviewing skills (Miller, Yahne, Moyers, Martinez, & Pirritano, 2004; Martino et al., 2016).

Following an MI Academy, trainees should be able to: 

  • Define and demonstrate the components of the “Spirit” of motivational interviewing (partnering with the client as an equal, respecting client autonomy, maintaining compassion for the client’s situation, and evoking statements about change). 
  • Implement strategies that can be used to help clients experience dissatisfaction with their risky behaviors.
  • Identify examples of “change talk” and “sustain talk” in client statements and respond to them accordingly. 
  • Manage and repair breakdowns in the patient-provider relationship.
  • Describe how the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) instrument can be used to measure fidelity to an MI style.
  • Incorporate feedback from a MITI-scored work sample into his or her usual clinical practice. 

Ongoing Coaching and Implementation Assistance

Organizational coaching and implementation assistance is available upon request.

Questions? mymi@asu.edu

 

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