Theory Application and Motivational Interviewing
Most therapists use concepts and principles from person-centered therapy while building and maintaining relationships with their clients. Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model are based on person-centered therapy and have wide therapy application including addictions and other disorders. For this discussion you will reflect on ways you might apply this theory to practice. In your post, include the following:
- Discuss the importance placed on the client-counselor relationship. Describe the therapeutic conditions necessary and sufficient for therapeutic change to occur. Be sure to address congruence, unconditional positive regard, and accurate empathetic understanding.
- Discuss the concepts from person-centered therapy that you would want to include as a basic part of your own personal counseling style.
- Explain how you might apply Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model in practice.
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