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 skill development 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 setting.

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. 

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

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Motivational Interviewing Basics

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

Learning objectives for awareness trainings might 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. A major study has shown that such individual coaching and response substantially enhance motivational interviewing skills.

Learning objectives for MI Academies include:

  • Identifying personal and professional experiences that are consistent with the MI spirit dimensions of collaboration and respect for autonomy
  • Experimenting with suspending expertise and using curiosity to guide a conversation
  • Recognizing examples of resistance talk, sustain talk, and change talk in client statements
  • Responding to client statements with reflections and open-ended questions with the intent of soliciting change talk
  • Using the categories of change talk to respond to client sustain talk
  • Developing a next step to enhance MI skills in response to MITI feedback on an audio recording  
  • Generating affirmations for client vignettes
  • Generating complex reflections for client vignettes

Ongoing Coaching and Implementation Assistance

Included in an Academy is three months of follow-up coaching (by teleconference).  In this forum one can address implementation issues with other trainees.

MyMI Web Portal

Following the completion of an Academy, one’s MI recordings and personalized feedback are available to him or her on CABHP’s MyMI web portal. Here one can upload recordings for our review, download feedback, download a certificate documenting one’s proficiency, and access resources.

Check back for updates to the MI Portal.  Email for questions. 


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