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Motivational Interviewing

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Take Charge of Your own life

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered, evidence-based approach used by Green Path Psychiatric Nursing Practitioner services to help individuals overcome ambivalence and make positive changes in their lives.

In this approach, the psychiatric nurse practitioner works collaboratively with the patient to explore their thoughts, feelings, and motivations, and to identify areas where change is desired. Through the therapeutic process, the nurse helps the patient to identify and resolve any barriers or obstacles to change, and to develop a plan of action that is both achievable and meaningful to the patient.

Motivational Interviewing is particularly effective in helping patients who may be resistant or ambivalent about making changes, by helping them to identify their own reasons and motivations for change. It is also useful in treating addiction, as it helps patients to recognize and overcome their own internal conflicts and ambivalence towards substance use.


The approach is non-judgmental and non-confrontational, and is designed to empower patients to take charge of their own lives and make positive changes that are consistent with their own values and beliefs. By building a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy, respect, and collaboration, Motivational Interviewing helps patients to overcome their own barriers to change and to achieve lasting improvements in their lives.

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