Motivational Interviewing techniques can form an effective framework for improving patients’ openness to behavioural change. In the introductory video below, Dr Gary Latchford provides an overview of the main aspects of motivational interviewing.
The clinician may need to handle resistance to change. Watch the video below where the clinician uses reflective listening to show that they understand the challenges that the patient is facing.
In order to build a relationship with patients, it is important to encourage them to engage in open conversations. Watch the video below where the clinician uses strategies such as reflective listening and open-ended questions to open up the conversation with their patient.
The patient should come up with the reasons for changing so they know why they are doing it. Watch the video below where the clinician encourages this using a simple decision matrix.
It is important for the clinician to ensure patients have the confidence to change. Watch the video below where the clinician encourages the patient to come up with solutions to potential problems that may arise to ensure they are well equipped to change.