Motivational interviewing (MI) is a psychotherapeutic
method that was developed by William Miller and Stephen
Rollnick, originally described in 1983 (Miller, 1983). Miller
and Rollnick (2002) define MI as “a client-centered, directive
method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by
exploring and resolving ambivalence.” Its original application
was in substance abuse treatment with adults, where it was
developed in response to confrontational methods used in
this field during the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, it has been
used in many different areas, including “general medical care,
health promotion, social work and corrections” (Miller &
Rollnick, 2002, p. xiv)
– Explore your reactions to the readings and to what you have learned about Motivational Interviewing (MI). Explain how MI can be applied to clinical practice.
-Write one independent paragraph that includes a reference, explaining how Motivational Interviewing can be used by a psychiatric nurse practitioner to help a specific patient (for example, a drug addict or alcoholic patient that is non-complaining with his or her medications) and what considerations you need to be aware of to achieve success.
Responses will be checked by Turnitin for originality. It should be a minimum of 350 words, scholarly written, APA formatted, and referenced. A minimum of 2 references are required (other than your text). *Information about motivational interviewing is attached.
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