Motivational Interviewing for Families and Loved Ones - NAMI-NYC

Motivational Interviewing for Families and Loved Ones


Seeing loved ones struggle with their mental health can be heart breaking, especially if they are reluctant to take medication or accept other kinds of help.

A communication strategy called motivational interviewing is widely used by health professionals to enhance people’s motivation to make healthy changes. Dr. Emily Kline has developed a motivational interviewing-inspired curriculum for family members of people with mental illness. In this workshop, Dr. Kline will teach these skills and share her research findings.

Our Speaker
Dr. Emily Kline is a psychologist, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and the director of psychological services for the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis Clinic at Boston Medical Center. She is an expert on early intervention in psychosis and in the needs of families dealing with mental illness. Her research focuses on mental health care access, treatment outcomes, and family communication.

September 20, 2021

Watch the replay of our September 30 2021 event Motivational Interviewing For Families and Loved Ones A communication skills workshop