Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Buckeye Ranch clinicians and direct care staff are trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques.  MI is a model that trains professionals in effective ways to interact with children that allows clients to use their own internal motivations to effectively make meaningful changes. MI focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on motivational processes within the individual that facilitate change. The method differs from more “coercive” or externally-driven methods for motivating change as it does not impose change (that may be inconsistent with the person's own values, beliefs or wishes); but rather supports change in a manner congruent with the person's own values and concerns.