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Lions and Tigers and Bears-MI!

You know Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence-based intervention that promotes behavior change… would you like to explore further? Join longtime friends, colleagues, and Motivational Interviewing Network Trainers Amy Shanahan and Paul Warren as they discuss the intricacies of the MI spirit, intentionality, evoking change talk, and reveal what MI is not.  If you are curious about enhancing what you know about MI, reflecting on your practice, and improving your partnership with clients, then link arms with Amy and Paul and listen as they explore the path of MI learning using a fun and thought-provoking conversational style.


Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC (she, her, hers) Read Amy’s full bio here

Paul Warren, BFA, LMSW, MINT (he/him/his) Read Paul’s full bio here

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Episode 27: Identifying Behavior Change

In episode 27, Paul and Amy welcome a guest to discuss identifying behavior change.

Episode 26: Exploring Behavior Change and Focus

In episode 26, Amy and Paul welcome a repeat guest Billie Jo Smith to discuss exploring behavior change and focus.

Episode 25: Seeking Deeper Understanding

In episode 25, Amy and Paul welcome a guest to discuss seeking a deeper understanding.

Episode 24: Focusing

In episode 24, Amy and Paul welcome a guest to discuss focusing.

Episode 23: Affirmations – Simple vs Complex

In episode 23, Paul and Amy welcome a guest to discuss simple versus complex affirmations.

Episode 22: Task Three-Evoking

In episode 22, Paul and Amy welcome a guest to discuss evoking.

Episode 21: Listening to Understand Before Planning

In episode 21, Paul and Amy welcome guest Dr. Kate Speck to discuss listening to understand before planning

Episode 20: Teaching MI

In episode 20, Amy and Paul welcome a guest to discuss teaching motivational interviewing

Episode 19: Reflections- Simple vs. Complex

In episode 19, Amy and Paul welcome two guests to discuss simple and complex reflections.

Episode 18: Changes in the new edition of Motivational Interviewing

In episode 18, Paul and Amy discuss changes to the upcoming edition of Motivational Interviewing with MI practitioner, Helen Kaplan.

Episode 17: An MI Consistent Approach in Supervision

In episode 17, Paul and Amy discuss the use of MI within clinical supervision in the human services field.

Episode 16: Institutional and Programmatic Expectations

In episode 16, Paul and Amy discuss an MI consistent approach regarding institutional and programmatic expectations.

Episode 15: Motivational Interviewing in Groups with Dr. Karen Ingersoll

In episode 15, Paul and Amy welcome guest and author of Motivational Interviewing in Groups, Dr. Karen Ingersoll.

Episode 14: MI and Clients Mandated to Services

In episode 14, Paul and Amy welcome guest and fellow MINT-y Billie Jo Smith to discuss practicing MI with those who are mandated to services.

Episode 13: An MI Consistent Approach vs. MI Practice

In episode 13, Amy and Paul discuss the difference between an MI consistent approach and MI practice.

Lions and Tigers and Bears-MI! Archive

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