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Is Motivational Interviewing a Part of Your Rehabilitation Counseling Practice? RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

E3TC Targeted Communities Technical Assistance Center | Published 4/12/2018 | E3TC Targeted Communities Technical Assistance Center

This article discusses current and potential uses for motivational interviewing in rehabilitation counseling. Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice that addresses consumer motivation, reluctance, and barriers to change. Motivational interviewing and rehabilitation counseling are both based on the assumption that ambivalence, or difficulty making decisions, is normal and can be resolved through a shared and supportive counseling process. Counselors and consumers work together to help the consumer identify their own hopes and strengths, and to decide what they want for themselves. Together, the counselor and consumer set achievable goals and cultivate the consumer’s self-reliance and independence.
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