The motivational interviewing process is twofold. The first goal is geared towards increasing the person’s motivation to create change and the second part is for the person to truly commit to making changes.
In motivational interviewing, the therapist is more about listening rather than interviewing.
Instead of simply stating a desire to change, hearing themselves state a commitment out loud has been shown to increase a client’s ability to follow through with those changes. Motivational interviewing has also been shown to be effective for people who express anger or hostility.
Motivational interviewing works by helping people find the strength needed to make changes to unhealthy habits and behaviors. A therapist will provide motivational tactics to increase the drive for change and positivity.
The overall goal of motivational interviewing is to allow for a more successful recovery through the envisionment of positive outcomes. Some other commonly noted benefits include:
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