Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a communication method that has been proven effective for facilitating behavior change. It is designed to resolve a person’s ambivalence about change by eliciting and strengthening the person’s own motivation for change. MI is used by different types of professionals including physicians, mental health providers, administrators, staff, coaches, fitness trainers, dietitians, etc. in a variety of settings including health care organizations, correctional facilities, schools, rehabilitation centers, personal fitness and more. MI can equip you with the tools to more effectively engage your patients, clients, staff and students in the process of making change and minimize resistance to change.
Dr. Bukky is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). MINT is the official organization that was formed to improve the quality and effectiveness of MI and its dissemination. It consists of selected trainers who have demonstrated an ability to practice MI. In addition, MINT members have received additional training in methods for teaching the techniques and spirit of MI. As a member of MINT, Dr. Bukky has led MI workshops and trainings for a variety of professionals in physical health, mental health, school, probation & corrections settings around New York City. Learn more about MINT.