Toward a theory of motivational interviewing.

  title={Toward a theory of motivational interviewing.},
  author={William R. Miller and Gary S. Rose},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={64 6},
The widely disseminated clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI) arose through a convergence of science and practice. Beyond a large base of clinical trials, advances have been made toward "looking under the hood" of MI to understand the underlying mechanisms by which it affects behavior change. Such specification of outcome-relevant aspects of practice is vital to theory development and can inform both treatment delivery and clinical training. An emergent theory of MI is proposed that… CONTINUE READING
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