Motivational Interviewing (MI) is generally utilized as a short term therapeutic intervention and is one of the most common evidenced based approaches used to evoke change. The clinician encourages patients to discuss their need for change and reasons for change and the clinician then reflects back the patient’s reasoning and motivation for change so that the patient can hear the appropriateness of their reasoning.
MI is used at Peaks Recovery Centers to help guide our patients towards living a purposeful and well rounded life. If you think MI could help you or a loved one struggling with addiction, reach out today about our inpatient rehab services. We care and are here to help.
WHAT IS MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING THERAPY?
Motivational Interviewing is a psychotherapeutic approach that helps individuals resolve doubtfulness, insecurities and indecisiveness, by replacing it with motivation to change their behavior. MI is more goal focused, and strives to overcome ambivalence. MI therapy is an established evidence based therapy in the treatment of those with substance abuse disorders.
HOW MI WORKS
MI helps individuals who lack the willpower to deal with change. The two sides of MI is first, increase and re-establish ones motivation into themselves. Next is to make a full commitment to the change, which has been proven to help people actually make those changes. Therapists do not force change, but rather having an individual accept their thoughts and feelings in order to motivate self change.
PRINCIPLES OF MI THERAPY
PRINCIPLES OF MI THERAPY
- Express empathy: Listen rather than speak; communicate with respect and acceptance.
- Avoid argumentation: Avoid confronting denial; encouragement towards making change.
- Roll with resistance: Divert client towards positive change.
- Develop discrepancy: Promote awareness of consequences of ongoing use; important goals conflict with behavior.
- Support self-efficacy: Encourage client to grow capacity to reach goals; elicit and support hope.
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MI THERAPY NEAR ME
Peaks Recovery Centers applies MI to those who’s treatment plan recognizes MI as being beneficial towards achieving a more successful and fulfilled life. Peaks Recovery is just a phone call away and is ready to provide the guidance and support for you or a loved one. To learn more about Peaks Recovery Centers and our drug and alcohol addiction treatment or mental health disorders, please call us today, or visit one of the pages below.
To learn more about Peaks Recovery Centers and our drug and alcohol addiction treatment or mental health disorders, please call us today, or visit one of the pages below.