Motivational interviewing and behavior change: How can we know how it works?

TitleMotivational interviewing and behavior change: How can we know how it works?
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsNahom, D
EditorHilarski, C
Book TitleAddiction, assessment, and treatment with adolescents, adults, and families
PublisherHaworth Press
Place PublishedBinghamton, NY
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0-7890-2886-7978-0-7890-288600-7890-2887-5978-0-7890-28877
Accession Number2005-08751-004
Keywordsaddiction, addiction treatment, behavior change, Drug Rehabilitation, interviewing, Motivation, motivational interviewing, Psychotherapeutic Techniques

(from the chapter) This article describes the process of 60 Motivational Interviewing (MI) or Adapted Motivational Interviewing (AMI) interventions reported in the literature between 1986 and 2002. Examination of the articles revealed a gap in our understanding of whether or not MI/AMI is effective and the process by which it is effective. An intervention-process research framework is suggested for future research in order to reduce this gap in our knowledge of psychotherapeutic and addiction treatment techniques. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

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