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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