Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician: Dr. Damara Gutnick


Dr. Damara Gutnick is a primary care physician and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. In this video she shares a personal story of her interactions with Mr. Smith – a heavy smoker who she has cared for, for over 15 years. Despite Dr. Gutnick’s multiple attempts to motivate Mr. Smith to quit smoking, he was never interested until Dr. Gutnick incorporated Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning into her clinical encounter. Use of MI and BAP techniques were successful in motivating Mr. Smith to make a specific action plan around his smoking

Help Us Quit – UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

Becoming Tobacco Free – A Resource for Mental Health Consumers

Quitting Smoking is a Journey – Center for Addiction and Mental Health

Quitting Smoking Timeline – The Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Effective Motivational Interviewing – Quit Smoking