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motivational interviewing

encouraging people to get over their ambivalence about changing behavior


motivational interviewing assumptions

change can happen, client has control over their ability to change, providers can be a change agent, helping people overcome their own resistance to change, how we interact with clients matters, ambivalence is a normal part of deciding to make change


differences from therapeutic communication

explore reasons for ambivalence to change (client-centered), develop a discrepancy between where they are now and where they would be if they made change, use scaling questions and readiness to change rulers (creates a visual picture in the mind of the client), listen for "change talk" (self efficacy)


four types of motivational statements can be identified

1. cognitive recognition
2. affective expression
3. a direct or implicit intervention
4. optimism