From the Blog: Welcome to E-Vision

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

From the Blog: Welcome to E-Vision

E-Vision, a new concept developed by Barb Orr and Marilyn Stein, brings to you their shared understanding and beliefs about Empowering, Evoking and Evolving the possibility of change. With a combined total of over 60 years of experience in the field of behavioral health, Barb and Marilyn are true change agents themselves and are delighted to share what they have come to know with you.

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Focus

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Focus

Now let’s talk focus. Most would agree that without focus, it is, at best, difficult to set to work on a discussion about the possibilities of change – at least one that will be meaningful to the client. Both the core skills (OARS) and the ‘spirit’ of M.I. work together to create a process which becomes more and more about focusing our conversations with a client on change: what the benefits would be, why a person doesn’t want to change, what’s at risk if there isn’t change, etc. M.I. has us “listening for and landing on” change talk, and...

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The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing

The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing The core skills associated with Motivational Interviewing are easily remembered with the acronym OARS.” (Can you name them?)  These are the tools of MI and it is true that each tool has an important function, BUT it is just as important to know when and how to use them.  Therefore, an understanding of the Four Processes is necessary. According to Miller and Rollnick the Four Processes include 1. Engaging, 2. Focusing, 3. Evoking and 4. Planning. What to change and whether to change begins with...

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Hello from Barbara

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Hello from Barbara

As we share information, teach concepts and skills, and seek to empower helping professionals in their efforts to be effective change agents, we know we are also part of a collective effort to empower many others in turn, and this is gratifying. Marilyn and I are excited to begin this venture in reaching an even wider audience of folks who are open to growing both professionally and personally. Our work individually and together these past few years in presenting the skills and concepts of Motivational Interviewing has increased our awareness...

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