Motivational Interviewing [MI]

“What do you do when the client isn’t interested in changing?”

There are five reasons why a person won’t change their situation.

5 levels model-side 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 1:  They don’t believe or are unaware that they have a problem.
LEVEL 2:  They know they have a problem, but don’t believe there is a solution.
LEVEL 3:  They know they have a problem, know there is a solution, but don’t believe they can implement it.
LEVEL 4:  They know they have a problem, know there is a solution, suspect they can implement it, but currently see that they ‘cost’ of changing outweighs the ‘rewards’.
LEVEL 5:  They know they have a problem, know there is a solution, suspect they can implement it, and can see that ‘cost’ of staying the same far outweighs the ‘cost’ of changing.

Until an individual arrives at level 5 … they WON’T change.

Motivational Interviewing [MI] is an evidence-based person-centred approach for assisting people to identify why they may be reluctant or ambivalent about change.

The exploration and resolution of this resistance is core to the methodology.

“Without commitment … all you have is lip-service.”