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PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

Oct 25, 2019

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers Motivational Interviewing (MI) with Dr. Wiplove Lamba (staff psychiatrist), Dr. Anees Bahji (PGY5 resident), and Dr. Marlon Danilewitz (PGY5 resident) who we caught up with after their workshop on MI at the CPA annual conference in Quebec City. In addition to learning the basics about MI, Alex also volunteered to do a real-play with Dr. Lamba to demonstrate some MI techniques (and all in one take!).


The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:


By the end of this episode, you should be able to…

  1. Define MI and its utility
  2. Appreciate some of the techniques that are used in MI to increase motivation
  3. Start to use some of these techniques with your patients


Guest staff psychiatrist: Dr. Wiplove Lamba


Episode infographic by Nikhita Singhal




  • MITI scale (available through google search)







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