Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"TIP 35"

Tip 35 (Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment), shows how clinicians can influence the change process in their clients by developing a therapeutic relationship, one that respects and builds on the client's autonomy and, at the same time, makes the treatment counselor a participant in the change process. This TIP also describes different motivational inteventions that can be used at all stages of change, from precontemplation and preparation to action and maintenance.

Another very useful TIP, which even requires us "counselors" to be a part of our clients changes.