Motivational Interviewing Skills Code (MISC)




Developers: Theresa Moyers, Tim Martin, Delwyn Catley, Kari Jo Harris, and Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

Year of publication: 2003

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: N/R[University/academic center]

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Individuals for whom a specific behavior change is desirable

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Global assessment of provider, Global assessment of patient, Global assessment of interaction.

Tool topics:

Facilitative communication / stimulating patient activation
Persuasive behaviors

Intended application: Research

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

Moyers T, Martin T, Catley D, Harris KJ, Ahluwalia JS. Assessing the integrity of motivational interviewing interventions: Reliability of the motivational interviewing skills code. J Behav Cogn Ther. 2003;31(2):177-184.

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: Yes.

Tool description by the author:

Note: There are MISC 1, MISC 2.0, MISC 2.1 versions, including derived tools e.g., Client Language EAsy Rating (CLEAR).