The Psycholinguistics of Change: MI Technical Component

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to promoting behavior change across a variety of problem areas including psychiatric rehabilitation, chronic disease management, medical treatment adherence, addictive disorders, and criminal justice.  There are both relational and technical components of MI.  The relational component refers to the attitude and interview style of the practitioner that together facilitate the development of an effective client-centered collaborative relationship.

The technical component of MI refers to the psycholinguistics of change.  When contemplating change, individuals voice arguments ...

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