Articles Tagged "motivational interviewing"

Resistance is a phenomenon that tends to be universally dreaded by therapists. Therapists have described feeling frustrated, confused, guilty, and hurt after disagreement with their clients, and can even end up doubting their competence (Coutinho et al., 2011). Not only this, but it is well-documented that conflict will return if it is not effectively addressed […]

What is meant by affectional and gender minorities? Affectional and gender minority clients is a broad umbrella category for individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ+. We can think of this in two broad subcategories: gender identity and sexual orientation. Gender identity Gender identity refers to how someone feels or identifies their gender. It is sometimes congruent […]

There is mounting evidence that individual psychotherapists have a notable impact on patient outcomes (whether measured globally or as specific outcome domains), accounting for about 3-7% of such variance across controlled trials and naturalistic settings (Baldwin & Imel, 2013). Moreover, most therapists possess relative strengths and weaknesses within their caseloads in terms of their domain-specific […]

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Feb 15, 2015

Our study published in Psychotherapy in December 2014 focused on psychotherapy motivation among patients with substance use disorders (SUD) based on Self Determination Theory (SDT; Ryan & Deci, 2000). The study showed that SUD patients’ amotivation predicted increased dropout rate in the step from assessment to starting therapy (Philips & Wennberg, 2014). These results add […]