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Motivational Interviewing

Carol DeFrancesco

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, goal-oriented method of interacting with people to help them change their health behaviors. Motivational interviewing enhances a person's own intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This method had been well-researched and proven effective in settings as diverse as addictions, health promotion, risk reduction and corrections. The Division's PHLAME study, tested motivational interviewing in an occupational setting with fire fighters.

Carol DeFrancesco trained in motivational interviewing under William Miller Ph.D. in 2000 and has since been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Ms. DeFrancesco offers training in motivational interviewing and MISC and MITI coding. She has trained a variety of health care professionals and coordinates an NIH-funded coding project in motivational interviewing. Contact her for more information on trainings.

Carol DeFrancesco: 503 494-3737 (phone), defrance@ohsu.edu