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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Motivational Interviewing

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced in using the Motivational Interviewing Framework when working with clients. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling framework that aims to elicit and strengthen an individual’s intrinsic motivation to change. It is a collaborative and person-centered approach that focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence to facilitate positive behavioral changes. In MI, the therapist adopts a guiding style rather than a directive one, allowing the client to express their thoughts and feelings openly.

The primary goal of Motivational Interviewing is to increase the client’s motivation and commitment to change by evoking their own reasons for change. This approach recognizes that individuals may experience mixed feelings about modifying their behavior and helps them navigate this ambivalence constructively.

Several key principles underpin the practice of Motivational Interviewing. One such principle is expressing empathy, where the therapist demonstrates understanding and acceptance of the client’s perspective. This empathy helps establish a trusting and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, fostering a safe space for open exploration.

MI also utilizes the technique of reflective listening, wherein the therapist actively listens to the client’s words and reflects them back, allowing the client to gain deeper insights into their own thoughts and feelings. This reflection helps the client develop a clearer understanding of their motivations and goals.

Another important aspect of MI is the use of open-ended questions. These questions encourage the client to provide more detailed and thoughtful responses, promoting self-reflection and exploration. By engaging in open-ended discussions, clients are encouraged to consider the potential positive outcomes of change, reinforcing their motivation to pursue it.

Importantly, Motivational Interviewing acknowledges and respects the client’s autonomy. The therapist does not impose their own agenda but rather supports the client in identifying their own goals and strategies for change. This collaborative approach empowers the client, allowing them to take ownership of their decisions and actions.

Overall, Motivational Interviewing is a counseling framework that emphasizes collaboration, empathy, and autonomy. By facilitating a non-judgmental and respectful therapeutic relationship, this approach seeks to elicit and strengthen the client’s motivation for positive change, helping them overcome ambivalence and move towards their desired goals.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Motivational Interviewing

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

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