Motivational interviewing: A bellwether for context-responsive psychotherapy integration

TitleMotivational interviewing: A bellwether for context-responsive psychotherapy integration
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsConstantino, MJ, DeGeorge, J, Dadlani, MB, Overtree, CE
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0021-97621097-4679
Accession Number2009-19391-009. First Author & Affiliation: Constantino, Michael J.
Keywordsbehavior change, Client Centered Therapy, client-centered therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, mechanisms of change, motivational interviewing, Psychotherapy, psychotherapy integration

We comment on 6 clinical cases involving the application of one or more elements of Motivational interviewing (MI). First, we share our general reactions to MI and the case material. Second, we reflect briefly and specifically on each case illustration, highlighting the compelling flexibility and clinical utility of the MI spirit and its principles. Third, we offer several reflective themes across the cases, including convergences between MI and other psychotherapies, and unanswered clinical questions related to MI, its effectiveness, and its change mechanisms. Finally, we advance a context-responsive psychotherapy integration for which MI might effectively serve as the bellwether. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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