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These Video demonstrations can add significant assistance in understanding and implementing Motivational Interviewing in clinical practice. This section provides information about multimedia resources that can be utilized in learning and training Motivational Interviewing. (The material on this page can be obtained from their developers. (Click on title links to order)

Motivational Interviewing Training Videos

Motivational Interviewing Training Videos

These 12 training videos comprise a complete introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI). All of the main concepts of MI are presented and explained, with examples. Topics include: the Spirit of MI, the OARS skills, informing, the four processes, discord, and dos and don'ts. Part of a complete online training accessible elsewhere, these videos are being made available here for MINT trainers and others who may want to use them in their own workshops or seminars.

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2-DVD Set)

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2-DVD Set)

Based on Motivational Interviewing, 3rd Edition, this two-part DVD set provides descriptions and demonstrations of the new four-process method of Motivational Interviewing, a person centered-clinical style for strengthening personal motivation and commitment to change among treatment participants. The DVDs are accompanied by downloadable resources containing a detailed menu with commentary, and annotated transcripts of all 14 interviews.

Motivational Interviewing Training Video: A Tool for Learners

Motivational Interviewing Training Video: A Tool for Learners (Hettema, 2009)

The 3 DVD set contains over 4 hours of educational material, including:

  • Interactive lessons on the background, principles, and core skills of motivational interviewing.
  • 12 clinical vignettes demonstrating motivational interviewing.
  • Clinical analyses of each vignette.
  • Vignette and interview with Dr. William Miller.

MI Training DVDs

Motivational Interviewing Step-by-Step (2012) - A 4 DVD Series by Cathy Cole

In the first video of this highly acclaimed series,Core Concepts, expert MI trainer and practitioner Cathy Cole first introduces the foundational principles; then numerous demonstrations and exercises, including actual session excerpts with Bill Miller, will allow you to practice MI techniques. Each subsequent video focuses on demonstrating, through a series of vignettes, various MI strategies applied to different stages of change.

Practising MI: The Edinburgh Interview 2022 (Jeff Allison & Sue Hudson Craufurd)

At the centre of this online training resource is an authentic clinical assessment interview. This comprehensive case study has two components: a high-definition recording (52-minutes) and a notebook (130 pages) containing detailed commentary from the patient, Sue Hudson Craufurd (the nurse practitioner), Tom Barth, Steven M. Berg-Smith, and Jeff Allison. Visit the website for full details..

Engaging Motivation

Engaging Motivation: Audio-visual material (Gilligan and Mason, August 2006)

We made these recordings primarily to use on our own Motivational Interviewing courses. We have been training on this topic for 20 years and wanted some demonstration material that was relevant to the work lives of our course participants in England and that would provoke discussion and understanding of motivational interviewing principles.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse (2006)

Hosted by Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD,
Featuring William R. Miller, Ph.D.

In Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Dr. William Miller demonstrates his approach to treating clients with problems involving substance abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse are a common presenting problem in therapy, second only to depression, so it benefits therapists to have an approach ready for this issue.

Motivational Interviewing

William Miller on Motivational Interviewing

In this compelling interview, Miller discusses the evolution of Motivational Interviewing, the spirit of MI, and specific techniques that clinicians can begin applying immediately.

Motivational Interviewing: Professional Training Series, (Miller and Rollnick, 1998)

This series of two DVDs, produced at the University of New Mexico, is intended to be used as a resource in professional training, offering six hours of clear explanation and practical modeling of component skills. Because it is helpful to see how a method is practiced in various contexts, the tapes include clinical demonstrations of the skills of motivational interviewing, showing ten different therapists working with 12 clients who bring a variety of problems.

Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing

Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing, (Sobell and Sobell, 2008)

In Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Linda Sobell demonstrates cognitive–behavioral motivational interviewing techniques for assessing a patient's alcohol use, and then she and Dr. Mark Sobell discuss this useful approach for working with individuals with substance use disorders.

MET/CBT5 Video Training for Addiction Professionals, 2007

MET/CBT5 Video Training for Addiction Professionals, 2007

Mid-Atlantic Addiction Technology Transfer Center

This DVD contains nearly four hours of video vignettes illustrating concepts from the MET-CBT-5 manual developed as part of the Cannabis Youth Treatment project. Therapists are shown demonstrating techniques from the MET-CBT-5 sessions with actors portraying adolescent clients.

Implementing Motivational Interviewing in Correctional Settings: An Interview with Dr. Miller, 2009

This presentation is an extended interview with Dr. William Miller regarding the utilization of motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Topics discussed include: background of MI; MI in corrections; how MI works; the spirit of MI; implementing MI; MI applications; MI in assessment; brief and one-time MI; essentials of MI; MI roll-out; MI training; supervisor’s role; MI research; implications for policy makers; and implications for supervisors and MI coaches.

Guiding the Learning of Motivational Interviewing: A Resource for Trainers

Guiding the Learning of Motivational Interviewing: A Resource for Trainers

This 4-set DVD captures the highlights of an introductory 3-day MI training facilitated by Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith in December 2008. The DVD is intended to be used as a resource for MI trainers to closely observe a training in action, and in the process, gather new ideas for guiding the learning of MI in a group format.


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