Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. The Center for Applied Behavioral Health offers training, coaching and coding services.

MI is intended to strengthen personal motivation for achieving a goal by eliciting and exploring an individual's own arguments for change. This evidenced-based practice is used in numerous settings including:

  • Addictions and mental health care
  • Primary care 
  • Emergency rooms
  • Public health care
  • Criminal justice and reentry
  • Street outreach and shelters
  • Child welfare

Develop your Motivational Interviewing skills through our virtual ASU MI Coding Lab. 

With our innovative and secure MI Portal, you may upload video and audio samples for review, coaching, and fidelity checks to improve your Motivational Interviewing techniques. Individuals, groups, and agencies use the MI Portal for ongoing work sample submission, to track progress and develop their MI skills over time.

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Why choose the ASU MyMI coding lab? 

Arizona State University exemplifies a new prototype for the New American University, and is ranked #1 in innovation*. The ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s MI coding lab, in operation for over a decade, includes members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and public research university MI subject matter experts. Our MI coders complete ongoing and extensive training in the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) fidelity instrument. ASU coders participate in ongoing inter-rater reliability assessments to ensure quality control and the delivery of consistent feedback and coaching. Our MI Portal provides you with rapid feedback on your work samples in a secure online environment.

*U.S. News and World Report 2016, 2017 & 2018

What will I get out of the MyMI Portal? 

You will receive an assessment of your current MI integrity and fidelity. Once you upload video or audio work samples, you will receive individualized feedback and coaching from our MI coding lab, and you can track your progress over time with user-friendly feedback. Your MI certificate of proficiency reflects your fidelity scores, and can be used to demonstrate your MI skill level to clinical supervisors, employers, and potential employers. 


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Ongoing Coaching and Implementation Assistance

Organizational coaching and implementation assistance is available upon request.

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