Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures


Motivational Interviewing: A Humanistic Approach to Facilitate Change

Event Location / Date(s)

St. Petersburg, FL

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference


Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice that is grounded in humanism. It is a versatile method that can infuse humanism in any counseling setting in which counselors are helping clients change. In this program, attendees will learn about MI, including its humanistic foundation and its components that help facilitate client change, especially with clients who are ambivalent or reluctant to change such as mandated populations. Attendees will be invited to engage in activities to experience components of MI and to try out MI-consistent skills. Presenter is a counselor educator who is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.