Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Scientific Rating:
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Motivational Interviewing (MI) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as listed below:

Melinda Hohman, see contact information at end of entry, has a list of trainers who provide formal support and coaching.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Motivational Interviewing (MI) as listed below:

The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) is an instrument that yields feedback that can be used to increase clinical skill in the practice of motivational interviewing. The MITI measures how well or how poorly a practitioner is using MI and can be found on Coding resources to measure fidelity can be found at

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Motivational Interviewing (MI) as listed below:

The Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA-STEP) package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors and other clinicians in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. MIA-STEP was produced by The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This document can be found at

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Motivational Interviewing (MI).