Motivational Interviewing (MI) Case Review is a dynamic new service that has received rave reviews from our clients. This online cost-effective program allows your staff to collaborate on MI case studies after initial MI training in a flexible and engaging way. For organizations, we can tailor the cases for your population and setting. For individuals, we welcome you to our community MI case review. Watch the videoclip above for a brief overview.


Benefits of MI Case Review:
  • Interactive
  • Cost-effective
  • Asynchronistic
  • Tailored
  • Skill-building

MI Case Review is a time- and cost-effective way for you and your team to continue to grow their skill-set in motivational interviewing. It’s collaborative, engaging, and offers lots of flexibility and customization. It’s best to use this service as a follow-up activity, after you have received motivational interviewing training.

As you may already know, MI demands a complex skill-set. It’s like learning to play a musical instrument, learning a foreign language, or learning to play a difficult sport like golf. People need ongoing practice and feedback after initial training.

It’s easy to get going. If you are an individual, you join in with our community-based MI Case Review where we offer a generic health coaching scenario each month. If you are an organization, we can tailor your experience, and you can even create your own case scenario if you’d like.

Here's how it works:
In Phase 1, each participant receives an email inviting them to respond to an online case study. They are assigned to a team, where everyone’s identity is blinded to build confidence.
In Phase 2, participants receive all the anonymous responses from their teammates. Now they have a chance to refine, tweak, and resubmit their response.
In Phase 3, participants receive the final responses and are invited to “like” the responses that they could see themselves using.
Lastly, a summary goes out with all the results and feedback from a moderator with suggestions for this case.

Here is a sample of a case review that could go out to participants on our community-based MI Case Review.


You are a care manager for a primary care clinic. The doctor asks you to talk to Mr. Henley about his smoking. As you start the session with him, you notice that he seems unhappy to be sitting in your office and is not very talkative or forthcoming when you ask questions. You pause and ask him if he is okay spending a little time with you. He says: “I only came here for an annual physical. I didn’t know that I would have to talk to someone about my smoking.” In the space below, briefly share your thought process and provide exactly how you would next respond to him.


Participants benefit from MI Case Review because they get to apply MI in challenging scenarios. And since the case studies can be customized, it feels practical and relevant. Participants in different time zones can engage in an efficient and easy manner. Lastly, they receive feedback from both their teammates and moderator which fosters learning and skill development.

We have reasonable costs for this service according to whether you are an individual or part of a group.  We offer discounts for MINTies, groups with 5 or more participants, or if you sign up for an annual membership.

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