On October 18, 2019, the Ohio Mediation Association offered members a free half-day training in motivational interviewing.
James Portner, LISW-S LICDC-CS, presented an overview and ethical considerations of motivational interviewing. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice developed to increase people’s motivation to change through collaborative conversations in an environment of compassion and empathy. The primary objective of this training series is to teach individuals the technical and relational skills of MI within the framework of the latest 3rd edition of William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnicks’; Motivational Interviewing; Helping People Change.
Many parties cannot contemplate compromise solutions to their dispute. MI is a way to develop the parties’ motivations to change (likely in caucus).