• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Training - Motivational Interviewing

Classroom Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) -  is a client-centered approach used to enhance motivation to change while resolving ambivalence with a client. MI can be used across multiple disciplines and provides participants with tools to assess what stage of change a client may be in. Participants will be able to develop an approach that moves the client though a spectrum of engagement and awareness. By the end of this course, participants will learn to define MI, describe the stages of change and how they relate to MI, list and describe the principles underlying MI and list and implement the five early strategies of MI while demonstrating reflective listening techniques.

Upcoming MI courses are listed on the training calendar.

To learn more, email Mary.McIntosh@dshs.texas.gov.

Online Training

Motivational Interviewing (HHSC) [Texas Health Steps] - The goal of this module is to equip Health Steps providers and others to begin employing motivational interviewing techniques as part of routine clinical practice to support children, adolescents, and families in making positive health changes and maintaining self-care for chronic conditions.

Motivational Interviewing Review [TRAIN Texas] - A short (15-20 minute) self-paced eLearning module. This module serves as a review of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a proven way to work with people to help them make changes or create plans that can help them in their lives.


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING AND HIV: A GUIDE FOR NAVIGATORS (PDF) [NMAC] - This guide assists navigators working with people diagnosed with or at risk for HIV. Navigators can play a crucial role in helping people living with HIV (PLWH) because nowhere is the need to change behaviors more important than in HIV infection. Changing risky behaviors can prevent transmission of the virus, and people living with HIV have better outcomes when they are able to change from risky to healthier behaviors.


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Last updated July 14, 2020