Research on MI has not only expanded (200+ RCTs) but, more recently has embraced the methodological imperative to ensure that practitioners are adequately trained and maintain fidelity to the method.
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A key consideration for MI research
".. three quality conditions that should be present for a study to be regarded as a trial of a complex behavioral intervention:
(1) The treatment should clearly contain the components that are theoretically or empirically related to its efficacy;
(2) providers should be trained to an adequate and specified criterion of proficiency before treating trial patients; and
(3) the fidelity of treatment should be documented by reliable coding of practice throughout the study and reported in a manner that permits comparison with skill levels in other trials."
Miller, W.R. & Rollnick, S. (2013) The effectiveness and ineffectiveness of complex behavioural interventions: impact of treatment fidelity, Contemporary Clinical Trials, 37(2), 234-241
The Motivational Treatment Integrity Scale (MITI) was developed as a way of assessing practitioner competence in Motivational Interviewing. It is one of a number of validated MI coding instruments.
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