Blog November 8, 2018 | 0 Comment

MEASURING MATTERS_Partnership

MEASURING FIDELITY TO MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING STANDARDS (Partnership) There’s good reason to believe that an important factor in the success of an MI interview is the extent to which the interviewer is able to facilitate a partnership-style relationship between helper and client. The opposite approach is sometimes referred to as the expert model – where the…

Blog October 23, 2018 | 0 Comment

How Do Your MI Skills Measure Up

How Do Your MI Skills Measure Up? In the next several blog instalments, I’ll focus on various measurement criteria that can be used to determine “How MI am I”. Motivational Interviewing is NOT a technique. Rather, it is a set of guidelines and “conversational criteria” that can be used to help you to increase influence the…

Blog October 2, 2018 | 0 Comment

HOOKING TO THE NORTH STAR

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘HOOKING REFLECTIONS TO THE NORTH STAR‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1827] INTRO COVER LETTER: Greetings MI folk … on my way to Winnipeg! This week (and next) I’m in Winnipeg, Manitoba, facilitating two levels of MI-focused workshops in the context of work with the homeless and with people…

Blog September 26, 2018 | 0 Comment

HOPE – Part 1

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘HOPE (Part 1) ‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1825] INTRO COVER LETTER: Greetings MI folk … on my way to Winnipeg! “I’m goin’ to Winnipeg!” In the past several years, I’ve become quite accustomed to being in Winnipeg in the worst part of winter. (It’s true what they say,…

Blog September 20, 2018 | 0 Comment

Resistance is Discordant

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Resistance Is Discordant ‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1825] INTRO COVER LETTER:  HAPPY NEW YEAR! So, here we are. Labour Day is behind us, and the hurry-scurry of September is in full swing all around. When you’re a trainer, what that means is that a new “training year”…

Blog July 12, 2018 | 0 Comment

Practice Does Not Make Perfect

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Practice Does Not Make Perfect‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1824] INTRO COVER LETTER: Greetings MI’ers of Canada Well – summer is in full swing and the kids are out of school. The other day I was at an outdoor pool here in Victoria visiting some friends who have…

Blog July 19, 2018 | 0 Comment

Acceptance / Tolerance

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Acceptance & Change Talk‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1823] INTRO COVER LETTER: Greetings all ye Canadian MI folk – from Calgary, Alberta As I write this today, I’m waiting for a change of planes in the airport in Calgary. I have a long wait for my next flight,…

Blog June 25, 2018 | 0 Comment

Is Low Helper Empathy Toxic

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Is Low Helper Empathy Toxic‘ [Paul Burke’s MI TIP #1822] INTRO COVER LETTER:  Greetings MI Learners – from Whitehorse, Yukon This week I find myself in Whitehorse, Yukon, teaching a group of healthcare folks various applications to using MI for better treatment plan adherence. I’ve done a lot of projects in…

Blog May 30, 2018 | 0 Comment

An MI Prayer

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘AN MI PRAYER‘ [Paul Burke’s MI TIP #1821] INTRO COVER LETTER:  Greetings MI folks – from St. Paul, Alberta! Well, here I am on the last workshop of my northern Alberta “junket”, where I find myself in St. Paul, Alberta. What an honour to be teaching in a town that they…

Blog May 17, 2018 | 0 Comment

The 4 Processes (Part1) “Engaging”

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘The 4 Processes (Part 1) “Engaging”‘ [Paul Burke’s MI TIP #1819] INTRO COVER LETTER:  Greetings from Barrhead, Alberta One of the wonderful aspects of my work is the fact that I get to see so much of this country … and to experience the different “essence” that exists in different parts…

Blog November 7, 2017 | 0 Comment

Are You Affirming

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Are You Affirming‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1727] INTRO COVER LETTER:  Greetings MI Folk – from beautiful Toronto, Ontario. As I write this today, I am having lunch in the Business Lounge at Pearson International in Toronto.  I have some time to invest before my flight back to…

Blog October 31, 2017 | 0 Comment

Four Aspects of Motivational Conversations

OPEN PDF TO VIEW & READ: ‘Four Aspects of Motivational Conversations‘ [Paul Burke’s M.I. TIP of the Week #1726] INTRO COVER LETTER:  Greetings MI Folks! – from Sudbury, Ontario This morning, as I write this, I’m about to go into Day 2 of my newest “Advanced MI Skills” workshop, I’m in Sudbury, Ontario – home of “Canada’s…