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Lunder-Dineen Motivational Interviewing Programs

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

What is Motivational Interviewing—Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, collaborative technique that encourages change in health-related behaviors. This technique is used by primary care clinicians to strengthen patients’ motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence around alcohol use.

Featuring Two Educational Offerings

2023-2024 Free Program

You’ll begin this MI journey by participating in a brief 30 minute foundational course, where you’ll learn what motivational interviewing is and why it’s an essential skill. Then, you’ll uncover how to communicate using effective approaches to discuss difficult and chronic health challenges with patients through a feedback loop. We are excited to share that following this introductory course, you’ll have the opportunity apply what you have learned by practicing. We are offering you access to learning community drop-in sessions where you can use your newly honed skills to practice with colleagues. Information on how to join these sessions will be found at the end of the course.

This program was made possible by a collaboration between the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine and the Health Education Training Institute (HETI). We learned from our Time to Ask program outcome evaluations that the health professionals want to practice using MI. We enlisted the expert help from the faculty at HETI to make this happen.

On Demand Module

This online activity consists of two-30 minute modules including an overview presentation and instructional videos designed to teach healthcare practitioners how to employ motivational interviewing techniques.

Enhance Your Skills

Participate in this unique training opportunity to enhance your skills in MI. By completing the program, you’ll join your colleagues across the state by becoming Time to Ask MI champions at your organizations.

Learn from and practice virtually with others in Maine.

MI is specifically tailored to conversations around alcohol use, yet also helps you hold other difficult conversations with patients.

Specific topics in the training include shared decision making, diversity, equity and inclusion, and recovery conversations.

"The program was of immense value..."

Cary N. Figueroa, MS

Case Manager, Bucksport Regional Health Center

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