What is Motivational Interviewing?

@article{Miller1995WhatIM,
  title={What is Motivational Interviewing?},
  author={C. E. Miller and J. Lee Johnson},
  journal={Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={325 - 334}
}
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. It is most centrally defined not by technique but by its spirit as a facilitative style for interpersonal relationship. This article seeks to define motivational interviewing and to characterize its essential nature, differentiating it from other approaches with which it may be confused. A brief update is also provided regarding (1… 

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