Motivational interviewing

TitleMotivational interviewing
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsAntick, JR, Goodale, KR
EditorHersen, M, Thomas, JC
Book TitleHandbook of clinical interviewing with adults
Place PublishedThousand Oaks, CA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9781412917179
KeywordsCognitive Dissonance, cognitive dissonance theory, development of therapeutic relationship, Empathy, motivational interviewing, Therapeutic alliance, therapeutic concepts

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a combination of both traditional and innovative methods. MI is traditional in that it relies on therapeutic concepts such as unconditional positive regard and has been hypothesized to represent an expert use of cognitive dissonance theory. Prominently cited and traditional clinical concepts reflected in MI include the importance of empathy in the development of a therapeutic relationship and the need to tailor assessment and treatment to each client. This chapter reviews the intrinsic assumptions of Mi and the core tasks and skills involved and briefly considers the literature examining a variety of applications. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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