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Citation:  Wagner, Christopher C. ; McMahon, Brian T. (2004). Motivational Interviewing and Rehabilitation Counseling Practice. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 47 (3), 152-161.
Title:  Motivational Interviewing and Rehabilitation Counseling Practice
Authors:  Wagner, Christopher C. ; McMahon, Brian T.
Year:  2004
Journal/Publication:  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Publisher:  SAGE
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

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Background:  This article examines the similarities of rehabilitation counseling and the motivational interviewing counseling approach. Motivational interviewing is an evidenced-based approach, which focuses on the client and is fashioned in a way that supports boosting motivation, lessening any motivational conflict and cutting down obstacles that may get in the way of change. This practice focuses on the clients' feelings regarding the necessity of potential changes, their level of trust in a successful change, and whether or not they are ready to make changes. Motivational interviewing foundations are routed in some of the main principles of rehabilitation counseling practices and this article lays out the adoption of motivational interviewing and proposes the direction of future research in this area.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Rehabilitation counseling
Motivational interviewing