M Motivational Interviewing is a treatment tool that is usually employed for individuals who do not have clear reasoning regarding recovery. Developed by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick in 1991, Motivational Interviewing has become an effective way of treating people who are either unmotivated to pursue recovery, or are in denial about his/her substance use. Motivational Interviewing places great value on being sensitive to the client’s state, and gently influencing his/her reasoning to recognize addiction as a serious problem.
``Motivational interviewing is a way of being with a client, not just a set of techniques for doing counseling.`` William Miller and Stephen Rollnick.
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