[Motivational interviewing: Some theoretical aspects and some practical exercises]

Title[Motivational interviewing: Some theoretical aspects and some practical exercises]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGache, P, Fortini, C, Meynard, A, Reiner Meylan, M, Sommer, J
JournalRevue Medicale Suisse
Pagination2154, 2156-62
Date PublishedSep 27
Publication Languagefre
ISBN Number1660-9379 (Print)1660-9379 (Linking)
Accession Number17063646
Keywords*Health Behavior, *Interviews as Topic, *Motivation, *Physician-Patient Relations, Humans

Heath behavior change is an important task for caregivers. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that keeps many people from desired changes in their lives. In a warm and empathic atmosphere and in a basic trust in the patient self efficacy for achieving the change, MI is a patient-centered approach to enhance patient motivation to commit them in the change decision. Among critical conditions of change, MI practicing emphasizes on expressing empathy, supporting self-efficacy, rolling with resistance and developing discrepancy. Regular practicing with helping and non judgmental teachers is a necessary condition of a fruitful learning.

Original PublicationL'entretien motivationnel: Quelques reperes theoriques et quelques exercices pratiques.
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