How information is presented can affect how it is received. We’ve learned from Motivational Interviewing that, when relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner that empowers consumers to make more informed decisions about quitting or changing a risky or problem behavior.
The following paper outlines some of the Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques and provides rationales and sample questions around:
- Asking for permission
- Eliciting/evoking change talk
Rationales and Examples