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Using Motivational Interviewing with brain injury, with Andrew Rose, AKA Case Management

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Do you have clients where, the more you try to offer sound information and advice, the more they tend to back off and resist? Stephen Rollnick and William Miller felt this in their helping roles, and came up with Motivational Interviewing to minimize barriers in their work. Now MI has an excellent research base and is applied in all sorts of settings from forensic to educational to sports. It’s getting better known in the brain injury world, too. In this episode, case manager Andrew Rose, introduces us to the theory and practice of MI and why he finds it such an excellent tool.


communication, language, motivational interviewing, training, brain injury, case management, David Manchester, challenging behaviour, Australia, BABICM, drug/alcohol dependency, coming alongside, conversation, behaviour change, commitment, motivation, framework, collaboration, autonomy, compassion, rolling the resistance, reflective listening, summaries, open questions, affirmation, Verna Morris, ambivalence, emotions, feedback

1:04 Intro Andrew

4:47 What is motivational interviewing?

6:35 Scientific framework

8:36 Key elements of MI

10:44 How MI and brain injury are linked

13:00 How popular is MI in the brain injury world?

15:00 Where can you train?

15:51 How would we know if we are doing MI already?

18:05 Applications of MI

19:10 Evidence base

20:27 Three tips

28:29 Contact details for Andrew


6:21 “You can’t force someone to change. You’ve got to help them find that internal motivation.”

11:30 “What you’re demonstrating to your clients, using these skills is: I am listening to you, I’m understanding you, I’m accepting you.”

29:30 “Motivational Interviewing is a tool that could help everyone in the case management world.”

Guest: Andrew Rose, Director of AKA Case Management

Presenter: Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, Director of PsychWorks Associates

Editor: Emily Crosby Media