Abstract and Keywords
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a clinical assessment and feedback approach intended to increase the likelihood that people will make changes in their behavior. The acronym FRAMES describes the clinical components of MI: giving personal Feedback regarding a client's individual status, placing Responsibility for change with the individual, giving Advice on the need to change in a supportive (that is, not authoritarian) manner, providing a Menu of different change options, using an Empathic counseling style, and, reinforcing the client's Self-efficacy regarding their ability to succeed in making changes. The clinical effectiveness of MI with substance abusing populations is well documented.
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