Ep 17 – Motivational Interviewing for Multimorbidity

Ep 17 Motivational Interviewing for Multimorbidity

Glenn and Sebastian are happy to share our latest podcast with our guest, Kylie McKenzie, MAPS, FCCLP. Kylie is based outside of Melbourne Australia and is a Clinical Psychologist with more than eighteen years’ experience in a regional public hospital setting.

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Kylie McKenzie

Kylie’s clinical work, focused on mental health and chronic illness, led to the discovery of motivational interviewing as an engaging way to support and promote health behaviour change. Since becoming a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2008, Kylie has been selected as a lead trainer for international workshops in Krakow (2013), Atlanta (2014) and Melbourne (2015). Kylie is a final year PhD Candidate in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, and her research is focused on the potential of motivational interviewing in working with people living with mental-physical multimorbidity.

0:00 – Opening/introduction

3:00 – Kylie’s early MI story: Going beyond “assess and advise”

16:45 – Giving advice more effectively

21:00 – Asking questions in the direction of change

24:30 – The challenge of having and treating multiple chronic conditions

29:00 – What do we mean by patient-centered?

35:00 – Helping patients get “the good lines”

40:30 – Collaborative focusing

50:00 – The continuum of MI skills in practice

53:30 – Kylie’s research on improving depressive symptoms in people with multimorbidity

as well as understanding MI from the clinician’s perspective

57:20 – Closing and contact information

59:41 – End of recording

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