MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

Oars often called micro counseling skills oars is

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Unformatted text preview: experience increased motivation to make important life changes. It is important that the counselor using MI does not use strategies to develop discrepancy at the expense of the other principles, yet gradually help clients to become aware of how current behaviors may lead them away from, rather than toward, their important goals. Motivational Interviewing Skills and Strategies The practice of Motivational Interviewing involves the skillful use of certain techniques for bringing to life the “MI spirit”, demonstrating the MI principles, and guiding the process toward eliciting client change talk and commitment for change. Change talk involves statements or non ­verbal communications indicating the client may be considering the possibility of change. OARS Often called micro counseling skills, OARS is a brief way to remember the basic approach used in Motivational Interviewing. Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Refle...
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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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