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Fireside Chat Series: Motivational Interviewing and Social Dominance

September 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

William R. Miller, Ph.D.  
University of New Mexico

Mayank Gupta, MD,
PaPS Pittsburgh Chapter

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Speaker Bio

Bill Miller, a Pennsylvania native, first described the clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI) in a 1983 article in Behavioural Psychotherapy. In the subsequent 40 years, MI has been taught and practiced in at least 70 languages in a broad range of helping professions and has been studied in more than 2,000 controlled trials worldwide. What accounts for this rapid dissemination of what began as a psychotherapy? An Australian psychologist, Abilio de Almeida Neto, has proposed an evolutionary explanation for the efficacy and appeal of MI: that it begins by yielding. Dr. Miller will briefly describe MI and its relationship to social dominance, with ample time for discussion.