Motivation is key when supporting a client who is working to attain and maintain sobriety. This week, you read about motivational interviewing, which is based on one of Rogers’ person-centered core conditions: empathy.
Before completing this week’s discussion, review SAMHSA TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
How might motivational interviewing complement your theoretical approach to counseling?
When motivating others, how should the counselor and client relationship differ from that of a counselor and a friend?
Do ethics play a role in motivational interviewing? Why or why not?
Do multicultural counseling competencies play a role in motivational interviewing? Why or why not?