Ambivalence: Prerequisite for success in motivational interviewing with adolescents?

@article{Ewing2016AmbivalencePF,
  title={Ambivalence: Prerequisite for success in motivational interviewing with adolescents?},
  author={Sarah W Feldstein Ewing and Timothy R. Apodaca and Jacques Gaume},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2016},
  volume={111 11},
  pages={
          1900-1907
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The exploration and resolution of ambivalence play an essential role in motivational interviewing (MI) theory. However, most adolescent MI studies have not examined ambivalence as a contributor to behaviour change. This paper reviewed research findings on the role of ambivalence in the adolescent change process. METHODS AND RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING