Modified Motivational Interviewing Skills Code (MISC 2.1)


Developers: Sarah P Lord, Do─čan Can, Michael Yi, Rebeca Marin, Christopher W. Dunn, Zac E. Imel, Panayiotis Georgiou, Shrikanth Narayanan, Mark Steyvers, David C. Atkins

Year of publication: 2015

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Primary care

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Community practice

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Motivational interviewing steps.
Focus on the client's "change talk" or statements in favor of changing a problem behavior and counselor's speech patterns and counseling techniques

Tool topics:

Persuasive behaviors

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Lord SP, Can D, Yi M, Marin R, Dunn CW, Imel ZE, Georgiou P, Narayanan S, Steyvers M, Atkins DC. Advancing methods for reliably assessing motivational interviewing fidelity using the motivational interviewing skills code. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Feb;49:50-7.

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Tool/manual available: Yes. (