The Gifts of MI

Ep 59 – Lessons From The Lab: The Gifts of MI

Lessons from the Lab: The Gifts of MI

Glenn and Sebastian welcomed Dr. Molly Magill for another edition of Lessons from the Lab, where she discusses her research and what she refers to as the Gifts of MI. Dr. Magill The Gifts of MIis currently an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Magill is also the Director of Biostatistics at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Dr. Magill’s broad area of study is mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders.  The goal of this work is to guide intervention development and refinement.  In her most recent research, she is focused on therapist or counselor training methods that are based on common factors of established behavioral interventions. 

   00:00 – Introduction and episode preview

   04:35 – Molly’s introduction and early MI story

   12:05 – MI as a “revolutionary approach”

   19:10 – Molly’s interest in therapy manuals and her search for an integrative model

   24:10 – Why we search for the “engine”’

   30:15 – Process research and the hypotheses for why MI works

   40:20 – Important findings from MI process research

  54: 30 – The three gifts of MI: 1) Be nice; 2) Be present; and 3) Therapist training

1:00:35 – Molly sharing a personal story 

1:06:03 – End of episode

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