MI IN PRACTICE: THE EDINBURGH INTERVIEW | Version 2 | Practitioner: Sue Hudson Craufurd
'An intoxicated and defiant client is easy prey for prejudice, moral indignation or well-intended efforts to persuade him out of his dilemma. MI provides a different approach to the challenge of client behaviour change. A lot has been said and written about it, but it is hard to get closer than this: the first example of a real-life MI session to be made available. The Edinburgh Interview … has it all. It is the finest I have come across. The surrounding software environment is beautifully designed to provide multiple routes for reflection and discussion. This product should become a standard learning tool for any practitioner, trainer or group of learners wishing to understand, use or study MI. I highly recommend this example of a courageous client, a highly skilled practitioner, and behind them, a truly talented supervisor in Jeff Allison.'
Stephen Rollnick PhD (2006) Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University, Wales
The Edinburgh Interview is a highly detailed case study of a single interview that helped in changing the course of a man’s life. At the core of this updated resource is a 50-minute digital audio recording and transcript of a real-life interview between a community psychiatric nurse and a 40 year-old man with an alcohol problem - a demonstration of highly skilful MI-consistent practice. The three main components of the resource run in Listen & Read software that enables the user to hear the dialogue whilst following the automated transcript on-screen. The general agreement is that the learning potential of this system is far greater than a straightforward video recording.
When republished in early summer 2013, the resource will be available as a download package from this website:
- 50-minute interview between the patient and practitioner
- 90 minutes of commentaries on the interview by the patient, the practitioner and Jeff Allison
- 20-minute conversation with the patient about the interview and the practitioner
- Detailed interactive commentary by the practitioner explaining what she was doing, and why
- Detailed commentaries by a number of leading MI trainers
- Large format setting for use with data projectors
- Background briefings on the interview context, the patient and the practitioner
- Printable versions of all the transcripts
- Printable versions of the MITI analysis of the practitioner’s speech
- On-screen navigation guide
- User guidance
- Glossary of vernacular terms
'Here you will find an example of a clinician who knows how to engage her client with humour and compassion, roll with resistance (both overt and subtle), avoid power struggles and lectures, and gently point out the discrepancies between her client’s love of his children and his love of alcohol. You will hear masterful use of motivational interviewing that seems effortless on the surface but reveals a thoughtful and wise use of every one of the foundational principles of this approach. Listen for examples of every kind of reflection described in the foundational MI texts – they are all here. See if you can find a confrontation that is inconsistent with MI practice but drenched in MI spirit. Listen along as this interviewer responds with humour and warmth to her client’s flirtations, without losing her focus on his drinking dilemma. To truly appreciate the impact of her clinical approach, just imagine how this interview might have been different if she had been invested in giving information or evoking the maximal amount of change in the time available with this client.'
Theresa B. Moyers PhD (2006) Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, USA
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