The relationship in motivational interviewing

Theresa B. Moyers
2014 Psychotherapy  
The therapeutic relationship in motivational interviewing is hypothesized to have both a direct impact on client outcomes as well as facilitating the emergence of client language in favor of change. The nature of this relationship is characterized by empathy, partnership, and support of the client's autonomy commonly called the spirit of the method. This article explores the implications of this spirit on the practice and understanding of motivational interviewing, including common
more » ... s attributable to a misunderstanding of the role of the relationship.
doi:10.1037/a0036910 pmid:25068193 fatcat:3zbufvfplreyjneedv5aqiq764