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Talking to Change
Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 55: Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), with Robyn D. Walser, PhD
June 6, 2022

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 55: Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), with Robyn D. Walser, PhD

In this episode of Talking to Change, Glenn and Sebastian explore MI and ACT with Robyn D. Walser, PhD, Director of TL Consultation Services and Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walser talks about what ACT is, how it works well in combination with MI, noticing ambivalence and other human experiences, acceptance in ACT and how to change through “addition not subtraction,” creative helplessness, the role of language in MI and ACT, and the therapeutic relationship in ACT. The episode ends with a “real-play” with Robin and Glenn followed by a debrief and some recommendations for resources to learn more.