The purpose of this introductory daylong training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of the use of Motivational Interviewing to support behavior change in HIV patients. The curriculum reviews the rationale of using Motivational Interviewing with this population including some of the evidence to support it’s use. The training then introduces the core foundations of Motivational Interviewing spirit and the core skills needed to do Motivational Interviewing. The curriculum reviews important aspects of the Motivational Interviewing spirit and helping style; reviews the essential skills in utilizing MI; several opportunities for skill practice are woven throughout the curriculum.
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.