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.
This course is based on the article, Client experiences of motivational interviewing: An interpersonal process recall study created by Gary Latchford, PhD, et al. in 2016.
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Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.
Gary Latchford, PhD
Gary is Joint Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Training Programme, at Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. He has presented at national and international conferences on health and clinical psychology and has run workshops on motivational interviewing and adherence in the UK and worldwide. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Gillian Tober is a former trustee and former president of the Society for the Study of Addiction. She is an Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. Her research is in the measurement of addiction treatment delivery, the measurement of treatment outcomes, the effectiveness of addiction treatment and the nature and measurement of substance dependence. Her clinical work includes the development of and supervision in the use of treatment manuals. She co-edited Motivational Dialogue and Methadone Matters, and is author of a number of published research papers and book chapters.
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Identify the benefits of a qualitative study for research on motivational interviewing techniques in substance abuse treatment
Recognize important steps in conducting and generating conclusions from a qualitative study
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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