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Welcome to MINF!

For those who hope to enjoy studying MI with their friends helping each other, we have organized MINF: Motivational Interviewing Network of facilitators.

MINF is a study group that has the largest number of MI trainers and facilitators in Japan.This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing. It includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research. The site has benefited from the input of several members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and the Motivational Interviewing Network of Facilitators (MINF) and hosts information about the MINF organization.

[Prehistory of MINF]
[MINT is the model of MINF](External Links)

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
[History of MI](PDF file in Japanese)

What's New ?

Mini Training for MI Trainer of the future

May, 11, 2014

Mini Training for MI Trainer of the future took place at Shibuya, Tokyo.

2015 TNT Japan

April, 16, 2014

TNT(MINT Training of New Trainers) take place in Japan from May 3-6, 2015. Miller W.R.PhD. will visit Japan. Currently, mainly H.Harai(a director of MINT), T.Isomura(a main trainer of 2015 TNT Japan) and Y.Otsubo(a coder) are getting ready with some volunteers.

Added to Books & DVDs

April, 16, 2014

A book was added to Resource.

We don't sale those books and DVDs in this site.If you want these, go to each sites.

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