Tips on Motivational Interviewing

How can you help patients change what and how they're thinking or behaving if they are feeling ambivalent or conflicted about treatment?

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, shares thoughts learned from a CME course on motivational interviewing.

Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan has a new mental health and wellness virtual coaching practice, opening in July 2021, known as Noonan Wellness Coaching,and can be confidentially reached through her website at