Training and maintaining motivational interviewing skills in a clinical trial

Carl E Isenhart, Eric W Dieperink, Paul Thuras, Bret Fuller, Laura Stull, Nancy Koets, Rebecca Lenox

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice that is being implemented in a wide range of settings. Research supports the importance of ongoing coaching and feedback sessions following initial training in MI to implement and sustain MI-adherent competencies. This article describes the development and preliminary testing of a group feedback and consultation process where clinicians code each others' clinical samples of MI sessions and provide feedback to each other regarding the level of adherence to MI fidelity measures. Preliminary results suggest that group feedback may help clinicians develop and sustain MI skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Substance Use
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a VA Merit research award to Eric Dieperink.

Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Consultation
  • Implementation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Training


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