The most recent version of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding Manual 4.1 (MITI 4.1) is now available. Here is an introduction to MITI:
How well or poorly is a clinician using motivational interviewing? The MITI is a behavioral coding system that provides an answer to this question. The MITI also yields feedback that can be used to increase clinical skill in the practice of motivational interviewing. The MITI is intended to be used as a:
- Treatment integrity measure for clinical trials of motivational interviewing.
- Means of providing structured, formal feedback about ways to improve practice in non-research settings.
- Component of selection criteria for training and hiring (for more information about this, see the FAQ section in Appendix B; in progress).
The MITI evaluates component processes within motivational interviewing, including engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Sessions without a specific change target or goal may not be appropriate for evaluation with the MITI (see Designating a Change Goal; Section C), although some of the elements may be useful for evaluating and giving feedback about engaging skills.