Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Motivational Interviewing

  • Motivational enhancement therapy manual: A clinical research guide for therapists treating individuals with alcohol abuse and dependence Volume 2 is developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This manual is for health-care professionals interested in learning about how to use Motivational Enhancement Therapy, to evoke change, in an outpatient setting.  


  • Using Motivational Interviewing Approaches video, produced by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, provides an overview of how to use Motivational Interviewing principles when working with a client who uses substances.  The video demonstrates an initial interview between a client and the nurse and aims to demonstrate how the four processes of MI can be used in an initial assessment.  (insert link to video)   
Addiction and Mental Health
Engaging Clients who Use Substances
Point of Care Resources