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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a kind of counseling that encourages behavior change by helping a person resolve mixed feelings.

A counselor helps a person explore his or her mixed feelings about quitting a harmful behavior, such as drug or alcohol abuse. The person is encouraged to find personal motivation to change the behavior.

Current as of: March 12, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction

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