MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

Autonomy vs authority unlike some other treatment

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Unformatted text preview: from the client. No matter what reasons the therapist might offer to convince the client of the need to change their behavior or how much they might want the person to do so, lasting change is more likely to occur when the client discovers their own reasons and determination to change. The therapist's job is to "draw out" the person's own motivations and skills for change, not to tell them what to do or why they should do it. • Autonomy (vs. Authority) Unlike some other treatment models that emphasize the clinician as an authority figure, Motivational Interviewing recognizes that the true power for change rests within the client. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to follow through with making changes happen. This is empowering to the individual, but also gives them responsibility for their actions. Counselors reinforce that there is no single "right way" to chan...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2013 for the course BUSINESS 2255 taught by Professor Stan during the Fall '13 term at USC.

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