Motivational interviewing in practice: A structured approach

TitleMotivational interviewing in practice: A structured approach
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBell, A, Rollnick, S
EditorRotgers, F, Keller, DS, Morgenstern, J
Book TitleTreating substance abuse: Theory and technique
Series TitleThe Guilford substance abuse series
PublisherGuilford Press
Place PublishedNew York, NY
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1-57230-025-6
KeywordsAlcohol Abuse, Drug abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, interviewing, Motivation, motivational interviewing, motivational interviewing as treatment, patients with substance use problems

(from the chapter) motivational interviewing has attracted increasing attention over the past 10 yrs, particularly in the treatment of people experiencing problems with substance use / motivational interviewing begins . . . with the premise that people are in fact quite motivated / motivational interviewing arose in response to a trend in the treatment of people experiencing alcohol and other drug problems, an approach involving the use of direct confrontation and persuasion / the style of the therapist is considered to be an important factor in the client–counselor interaction / the client's own perception of his/her situation is essential to the therapeutic process / what is considered more important is to assist the client through the decision-making process and to strengthen commitment for change / the aim of motivational interventions is . . . to elicit from the client any concerns related to the behavior, and personal reasons for change / case illustration [a 35-yr-old female with alcohol abuse] (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

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