Motivational Interviewing Guest Lecture.pdf - M otivational Interview ing Sai Snigdha Talluri Introduction to Psychological Science Developed by William

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Motivational Interviewing Sai Snigdha Talluri Introduction to Psychological Science 10/16/2019
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Developed by William Miller & Stephen Rollnick in the early 1980’s Relatively brief intervention, initially designed for problem drinking MI stresses client self -responsibility and invites clients to generate solutions to behavior problems Underlying assumption is that clients’ want to be healthy and desire positive change
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Primary goal is to reduce ambivalence about change and increase the client’s own motivation for change Therapists use open ended questions, employing reflective listening, creating safe climate, affirming and supporting client, expressing empathy, responding to resistance in a non-confrontational manner, going a discussion of ambivalence and reinforcing “ change talk.” Therapists assist clients in becoming their own advocates for change and the primary agents of change in their lives
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