MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

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Unformatted text preview: revealing consideration of, motivation for, or commitment to change. In Motivational Interviewing, the therapist seeks to guide the client to expressions of change talk as the pathway to change. Research indicates a clear correlation between client statements about change and outcomes  ­ client ­reported levels of success in changing a behavior. The more someone talks about change, the more likely they are to change. Different types of change talk can be described using the mnemonic DARN ­CAT. Preparatory Change Talk Desire (I want to change) Ability (I can change) Reason (It’s important to change) Need (I should change) And most predictive of positive outcome: Implementing Change Talk Commitment (I will make changes) Activation (I am ready, prepared, willing to change) Taking Steps (I am taking specific actions to change) Strategies for E...
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