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 6- Questions v. Reflections

In episode 6, Paul and Amy talk about how to effectively use intentional questions and reflections.

Episode 5- Developing Discrepancy

In this episode, Paul and Amy discuss developing discrepancy, including the importance of the person being aware of their ambivalence, strategies for talking about discrepancy, and how MI is not about persuasion.

Episode 4- Evoking Change Talk

In episode 4, Paul and Amy talk about how to intentionally evoke change talk and soften sustain talk.

Episode 3- MI Spirit- A Way of Being

In this episode, Paul and Amy discuss the MI spirit as an active way of being that is not as elusive as it may sound. They review the measurability of behaviors partnership, acceptance, compassion, and evocation (PACE).

Episode 2- I’m already doing MI… right?!

In this episode, Paul and Amy talk about how MI is deceptively simple and review the MITI four Global Measures.

Episode 1

In the first episode of the podcast Lions and Tigers and Bears MI!, Amy and Paul explore what MI is and what MI is not, how feedback is a large part of practicing MI, and more!

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