Motivational interviewing.

  title={Motivational interviewing.},
  author={Jennifer E. Hettema and Julia S. Steele and William R Miller},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directive therapeutic style to enhance readiness for change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. An evolution of Rogers's person-centered counseling approach, MI elicits the client's own motivations for change. The rapidly growing evidence base for MI is summarized in a new meta-analysis of 72 clinical trials spanning a range of target problems. The average short-term between-group effect size of MI was 0.77, decreasing to 0.30… 

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