Thursday, January 04, 2007

Motivational Interviewing helps with bingeing, unsafe sex

As few as four sessions of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) technique have proved effective in substantially reducing binge drinking and unsafe sex in high-risk women, according to a study by Karen Ingersoll Ph.D. (photo) of the University of Virginia, and colleagues. Source.

Counselors using MI are trained to express empathy with the individuals who come for counseling, manage resistance without confrontation, and support the self-confidence of the individual. For parallels between MI and basic tenets of LifeRing, see this book review.

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