Motivational interviewing is a kind of counseling that encourages behavior change by helping a person resolve mixed feelings.
A counselor helps a person explore his or her mixed feelings about quitting a harmful behavior, such as drug or alcohol abuse. The person is encouraged to find personal motivation to change the behavior.
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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