Powerpoint accompanying workshop session from the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky's 2013 conference. Presented by Patrick McKiernan
Motivational interviewing is a technique that uses a dialogue between a counselor and a client who needs to
change behaviors in his or her life. The purpose of this technique is to be non-confrontational, non-adversarial and
non-judgmental, and uses open-ended questions and reflective listening to forge a relationship between counselor
and client built on trust and empathy. This session will present basic information on how to help increase motivation
to change with individuals considering but uncommitted to change. The discussion will include background, theory,
and techniques related to the change process.