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What are Motivational Interviews, and how do they support adult learners in the job market?

Check out these Motivational Interview (MI) training videos and learning activities, created to prepare Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors to utilize MI in VR settings.

What is MI, you ask?  There are Four Vital Aspects:

1. Collaboration (Partnership): “We are going to work together”
2. Acceptance: “I value you and am delighted to talk with you”
3. Compassion: “I want to understand and respect you and your experience”
4. Evoking: “I am going to create a space for you to share yourself and your story with me”

Take a look at the three links to videos below.  How might adult educators use these videos with learners, both with and without disabilities?

Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing (MI): A Video Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation addresses issues that people have struggled with when applying MI to VR. Each video is accompanied by a set of activities designed for discussion groups or individual self-study.

William: A Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation includes five MI demonstration videos following a VR participant, William, from intake to the decision to move forward to build a plan, and the steps he commits to take to do so. Each video has an activity sheet and includes both un-coded and Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI)-coded transcripts.

Working Motivationally with Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: An Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video Series includes four MI demonstration videos following a client who experiences an intellectual and developmental disability. The series covers a group intake and conversations on values, strengths and roadblocks using picture card sort. Each video has an activity sheet; un-coded and MITI-coded transcripts; and instructions and printable files for the picture card sort conversations in these activities.

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