MI. 1 A MI Definition Principles & Approach V4 012911

This does not mean that the therapist automatically

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Unformatted text preview: atment, which are based on the therapist assuming an “expert” role, at times confronting the client and imposing their perspective on the client’s substance use behavior and the appropriate course of treatment and outcome. Collaboration builds rapport and facilitates trust in the helping relationship, which can be challenging in a more hierarchical relationship. This does not mean that the therapist automatically agrees with the client about the nature of the problem or the changes that may be most appropriate. Although they may see things differently, the therapeutic process is focused on mutual understanding, not the therapist being right. • Evocation (Drawing Out, Rather Than Imposing Ideas) The MI approach is one of the therapist’s drawing out the individual's own thoughts and ideas, rather than imposing their opinions as motivation and commitment to change is most powerful and durable when it comes...
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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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