The practice of motivational interviewing (MI) involves a change in our perspective. We can reframe what we perceive to be a person’s “failures” or shortcomings into evidence of their strengths, skills, character, and worth. This shift from a deficits-based perspective to one of strengths is at the heart of MI.
In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.
By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”