Motivational Interviewing in Groups


Scott Kerby

Presentation Description:¬†This presentation is based off the book “Motivational interviewing in Groups” by Chris Wagner and Karen Ingersol.¬†Motivational Interviewing can be particularly helpful in group settings to keep the focus on change and also to build momentum towards behavior change.¬†During this session several techniques will be demonstrated and allow participants the opportunity to practice using them.


  • Identify two primary ways that Motivational Interviewing is being utilized in group treatment
  • Discuss MI in a group role play scenario
  • Identify at least 3 ready-to-use MI strategies for group practice


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