Motivational Interviewing


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered conversation technique used in assessing and assisting patients in the process of health behavior change. MI is a skill set that helps health care providers identify and resolve patient’s hesitancy or concerns with treatments, including vaccinations.




Continuing Education

This self-paced course provides the practical MI tools and skills needed to impact patient lives and health outcomes in the course of every day patient interaction. This e-learning experience is accredited for 8 hours of nurse, pharmacist and physician continuing education. It consists of 6 modules for a total of 8 hours.

ComMIt Training Article



Book:  Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals:  A Sensible Approach

by Bruce A. Berger & William A. Villaume

Motivational interviewing has been shown to improve treatment adherence and outcomes, promote health behavior change, improve patient satisfaction with care, and increase retention rates in complex case management. Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach presents a new way of teaching the theory and practice of motivational interviewing to health care professionals. The book illustrates how motivational interviewing effectively replaces everyday persuasive strategies and language habits that trigger resistance in patients. It addresses those aspects of motivational interviewing that typically pose problems for health care professionals such as how to share medical expertise while at the same time empowering the patient by maintaining his or her autonomy in the decision-making process. Using motivational interviewing skills will enable health care professionals to communicate with patients in a clear, concise, and structured way. Health care professionals in all practice settings will have a greater impact on improving patient outcomes by using the tools and skills in this book.

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The Unity Project has resources for providers including information on Motivational Interviewing and Presumptive Vaccination Recommendations

Motivational Interviewing Resources

Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training (ComMIt) for Health care Providers


Dr Rachel Green, Dancing Gecko Training, discusses how motivational interviewing can improve vaccine uptake in this short 2:30 video.

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