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Change Talk (Client Language In Helping Conversations)

In the sixth episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, Glenn and Sebastian welcome Theresa Moyers, PhD, associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Terri shares her ideas on the importance of change talk within MI based on her extensive experiences as a clinician and researcher on the treatment of addictive behaviours. The following is an indexed list of topics that Glenn, Sebastian, and Terri discuss:
     0:00 – Opening/introduction
     2:00 – What is change talk and why does it matter?
   14:30 – Desire change talk
   16:30 – Sustain talk
   19:00 – Other elements of change talk
   23:30 – Is change talk all about behaviour?
   27:00 – Change talk: Smoke or fire?
   34:00 – Talking one’s self into change
   37:00 – The clinician as influencer: “The waitress test”
   45:00 – Client language within an empathic relationship
   55:00 – Learning MI
   59:00 – What’s on your mind lately? Dog training
1:06:00 – Closing

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Carl Rogers (Person Centred Helping)

In the fifth episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, Glenn and Sebastian welcome Chris Wagner, PhD, associate professor, department vice-chair, and licensed clinical psychologist in the department of rehabilitation counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Chris shares his insights into the work of Carl Rogers and how his theories and method of client-centered counseling helped shape the practice of MI. The following is an indexed list of topics that Glenn, Sebastian, and Chris discuss:
Minute – topic
0 – Opening/introduction
8 – Rogers’ radical departure from the expert model of helping
14 – Spirit of person-centered interactions
19 – Rogers’ 6 core conditions
28 – “Inside the bubble” – Incongruence and acceptance
36 – Rogers’ core conditions – necessary & sufficient, but efficient?
41 – Growth perspective
49 – Emotional emancipation
56 – Positive discrepancy
1:00 – Wrap up: MI in groups; Proactive orientation; Beyond discrete behavior change
1:10 – What’s on your mind lately? MI in Dentistry, updating MI groups model, Organic MI training

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Motivational Interviewing & Compassion

In the fourth episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, Glenn and Sebastian welcome Stan Steindl, PhD. Stan discusses the bidirectional relationship between compassion and MI. Specifically how compassion is a key element of the MI spirit and how MI style conversations can help guide someone towards a more compassionate view of themselves or others, which can also help bring about a host of benefits to one’s health

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The Four Processes

In Episode 3 Glenn and Sebastian focus on the The Four Processes of Engage, Evoke, Focus and Plan. Sebastian then demonstrates Motivational Interviewing with a ‘reluctant’ patient who has been referred by his primary care physician (GP) for smoking cessation counselling.

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The Core Skills

Glenn and Sebastian return for the second episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast. Here they focus on the core skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI), often presented as the acronym OARS. The core skills are Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries.

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The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

In the first episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, Glenn and Sebastian introduce themselves and discuss their hopes for the podcast. They also provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Spirit, which consists of four guiding elements that all MI practitioners strive to uphold when engaging in MI conversations with clients: Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion, and Evocation.

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Talking Yourself Thin

Motivational Interviewing & Weight Lose

Earlier today I was  talking to a friend about my use of Motivational Interviewing to support individuals and groups lose and then maintain ‘ideal’ weight. I explained the principal behind Self Perception psychology as ‘I learn who I am as I hear myself speak’ and how essentially I support clients talk themselves into change,

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