MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

Express empathy empathy involves seeing the world

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Unformatted text preview: ge and that there are multiple ways that change can occur. In addition to deciding whether they will make a change, clients are encouraged to take the lead in developing a “menu of options’ as to how to achieve the desired change. The Principles of Motivational Interviewing Building on and bringing to life the elements of the MI “style”, there are four distinct principles that guide the practice of MI. The therapist employing MI will hold true to these principles throughout treatment. • Express Empathy Empathy involves seeing the world through the client's eyes, thinking about things as the client thinks about them, feeling things as the client feels them, sharing in the client's experiences. This approach provides the basis for clients to be heard and understood, and in turn, clients are more likely to honestly share their experiences in depth. The proces...
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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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