Client experiences of motivational interviewing: An interpersonal process recall study

About the Course:

This is a qualitative research article identifying the most and least beneficial interventions for motivational interviewing in substance abuse treatment. The aspects of therapy which clients in this study felt were important are similar to those hypothesized to underlie the effectiveness of MI, including a nonconfrontational approach, affirmation, and developing discrepancies between beliefs and behavior.

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Jones, SA

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.

Gary Latchford

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.

Gillian Tober

National Health Service and
Leeds Addiction Unit, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the benefits of a qualitative study for research on motivational interviewing techniques in substance abuse treatment

  2. Recognize important steps in conducting and generating conclusions from a qualitative study

  3. Discuss the elements of motivational interviewing in this study that are most and least useful for therapeutic impact on clients with substance abuse issues

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Course Number: 102480
Total Credit Hours: 1.25cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.25cr
Exam Fee: $8.71
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