MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

It is characterized by a particular spirit or clinical

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Unformatted text preview: f change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own arguments for change. The “Spirit” of Motivational Interviewing MI is more than the use of a set of technical interventions. It is characterized by a particular “spirit” or clinical “way of being” which is the context or interpersonal relationship within which the techniques are employed. The spirit of MI is based on three key elements: collaboration between the therapist and the client; evoking or drawing out the client‘s ideas about change; and emphasizing the autonomy of the client. • Collaboration (vs. Confrontation) Collaboration is a partnership between the therapist and the client, grounded in the point of view and experiences of the client. This contrasts with some other approaches to substance use disorders tre...
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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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