The science of motivational interviewing

TitleThe science of motivational interviewing
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAcosta, M, Haller, DL, Ingersoll, K
EditorLevounis, P, Arnaout, B
Book TitleHandbook of motivation and change: A practical guide for clinicians
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric
Place PublishedArlington, VA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-1-58562-370-9
Keywordsdrug counseling, Drug Rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, Rehabilitation Counseling

(from the chapter) Motivational Interviewing is one type of psychotherapy that has been studied in a number of clinical trials. Motivational Interviewing includes some well-articulated strategies, processes, and objectives that lend themselves to measurement. The tone, or spirit, of Motivational Interviewing is somewhat harder to measure, as it is more abstract and subjective; trained evaluators and supervisors are needed to identify this in treatment sessions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

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