Wanted: Partnering Agency for MI

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.”
~ Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller, Sheffield, UK Oct 2011


Vision:  to bring a greater presence of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to NH for the people we serve across continuum of care.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been identified as an evidence-based, practice-based model of compassionate care to use when the person we serve is not ready or willing to change.  MI is a patient-centered, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence and eliciting and strengthening “change talk” within the individual.

The Health Education & Training Institute (HETI), located in Portland, ME, has specialized in educational training and coaching using MI for individuals and agencies working in employment, criminal justice, behavioral health, and primary healthcare and social services fields since 2004.
HETI is looking to partner with a NH agency to bring the following series of four different MI workshops to staff and agencies throughout NH.

HETI is looking for a Partnering Agency who embraces the spirit of MI and is willing to provide:

  • Training space for 25 people (approx. 11 training days spread out over one year)
  • Marketing of and outreach for training events
  • Copying of training materials
  • Applying for and obtaining continuing education credits
  • Other items can be suggested and discussed further with HETI

HETI proposes to split the income, after expenses, 50/50 with the partnering agency (expenses are identified as costs associated with the training day and other costs which are agreed upon by both parties).

Interested agencies may contact Shannon Quinn for more information about this opportunity.
Email:  Shannon.quinn@dhhs.nh.gov   Phone:  603-271-5889.