Positive Motivational Interviewing: Activating Clients’ Strengths and Intrinsic Motivation to Change

  title={Positive Motivational Interviewing: Activating Clients’ Strengths and Intrinsic Motivation to Change},
  author={Antonia Csillik},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy},
  • A. Csillik
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a widely disseminated, scientifically-tested method of psychotherapy, which combines a supportive, collaborative and empathic counselling style with a consciously directive method as a means to positively resolve tension created by unresolved ambivalence about change. This article outlines MI as a positive approach to psychotherapy and considers some of its core concepts: the client-centered attitudes and its links with positive psychology interventions (PPIs… 

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