October 29 2013
In our many years working with youth, my colleagues and I have found that group motivational interviewing (MI) is a powerful tool that can help teens make healthy choices when it comes to alcohol and drug use.
Group MI is a guided therapeutic approach that helps people think about their motivations for behavior and their commitment to change. It is highly collaborative, nonjudgmental, and empathic. Group MI is an excellent fit for adolescents, because it engages them about their personal experiences while eliciting ideas about how they can change and make healthy choices.
Today, we are introducing groupmiforteens.org, a unique website that provides free training to anyone interested in learning how to use this powerful tool to help adolescents in a group setting.