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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Talking To Change: An Introduction

Talking to Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast is an engaging and informative audio series dedicated to exploring the Spirit, Core Skills, and Applications of Motivational Interviewing (MI). H...

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About The Show

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. Guests from across the world discuss their special interest in the research, practice and learning of MI along with its place across health, social care, education and criminal justice.

Glenn Hinds is a registered counsellor living in Derry, N. Ireland. He worked as a drug therapist and senior social work practitioner in mental health and alcohol and drug services, from 1990 until 2008, when he created Glenn Hinds Motivation & Coaching Consultants ( developing and delivering bespoke training workshops to health, social care, education, criminal justice and human resource practitioners and managers across the UK, Ireland and USA. He has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 and has completed Motivational Interviewing Training Integrity (MITI) and Motivational Interviewing Supervisory Training (MIST) training and has written the Motivational Interviewing module for Ulster University Foundation Degree.

Sebastian G. Kaplan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Section) and Family and Community Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Sebastian is a former special education teacher, who currently provides individual and family psychotherapy, primarily with adolescents and young adults, struggling with a variety of life challenges. Sebastian has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2008. He provides training and consultation in MI for a variety of regional and national audiences. Sebastian is a co-author of “Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning.” (Guilford Press 2016). Sebastian is also a co-developer of “Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents: A Four-Video Series” (


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on 4/29/2021

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on 4/23/2021

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on 3/28/2021

I discovered this podcast after reading about Motivational Interviewing and being curious on its potential applications in my field. I started listening with only a light knowledge and this podcast h...

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on 2/2/2021

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on 1/23/2021

Most of the episodes are very interesting and inspiring. Would strongly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in motivational interviewing.

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on 1/21/2021

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on 11/2/2020

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on 10/29/2020

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on 10/4/2020

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on 1/8/2020

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on 3/6/2019

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on 9/28/2018

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