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date: 03 December 2022

Motivational Interviewinglocked

Motivational Interviewinglocked

  • Eric F. WagnerEric F. WagnerFlorida International University


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented conversation style designed to strengthen intrinsic motivation for and commitment to change. The spirit of MI includes four elements: partnership, acceptance, compassion, and evocation. MI is often employed as a therapeutic intervention, and it clinical effectiveness is well documented across more than 200 randomized controlled trials. Research has also documented wide variation in MI effectiveness across counselors, studies, and sites within studies.


  • Clinical and Direct Practice

Updated in this version

Updated to reflect recent research especially new developments in the approach of motivational interviewing. Bibliography expanded and updated.

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