Trauma Responsive Care and Relational MI Part I
Presenters: Dr. Kate Watson
Description: Although Motivational Interviewing (MI) was born out of the substance abuse and addiction field, today MI is regarded as a set of communication skills used by professionals across many disciplines, including: healthcare, social services, financial advising, education, leadership, and victim advocacy. In very simple terms, you might think of MI as a type of conversation about behavior change, but this definition fails to capture the full range of applications to the field of victim advocacy. Client advocates speak to people in the midst of healing and growth in the aftermath of violence and trauma. Motivational Interviewing is a way of communicating with people about their options moving forward. This style of speaking is meant to be collaborative, compassionate, and evocative.