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Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 34: MI from an Evolutionary Perspective with Abilio (Bill) de Almeida Neto, PhD
March 1, 2021

Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes.

Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 34: MI from an Evolutionary Perspective with Abilio (Bill) de Almeida Neto, PhD

In this episode, Dr. Abilio (Bill) de Almeida Neto joins Glenn and Sebastian for a unique conversation about possible underlying evolutionary mechanisms of MI. Concepts covered include seeking a theory of MI to understand underlying mechanism, why telling people to change typically doesn’t work, social hierarchy in MI conversations, oppositional behavior as adaptive, the Rogerian influence on MI through an evolutionary lens, how MI helps deactivate unconscious mechanisms that hinder behavior change, and understanding the impact of all of this on clinicians.

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