Change Talk

Ep 6 – Change Talk (Client Language In Helping Conversations)

Change Talk (Client Language In Helping Conversations)

In the sixth episode of Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, Glenn and Sebastian explore change talk with 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 client language 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 talk
16:30 – Sustain talk
19:00 – Other elements of change talking
23:30 – Is change talking all about behaviour?
27:00 – Change talking: 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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