Motivational Enhancement Therapy

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Goals of this particular client is: to become sober through intervention, and get custody of her children back so they could all live together, be the mother that her children need, and provide health environment. It is important for this client to set her goals into being her primary objectives and work through interventions in order to accomplish them. The interventions that were offered by the social worker were: substance abuse classes, therapy for counseling, and parenting classes. Those interventions are the right direction for the client. However, this particular client should be exposed during therapy to motivational interviewing, which “is a counseling technique frequently applied in the treatment of alcohol dependent or abusing…show more content…
This type of therapy comes with set of goals that help establish and create intervention. Goals that reinforce the client’s personal motivational statements of problem recognition, desire change, and confidence in ability to change. Keeping in track at what stage the client is in the changing process. Moreover, it is important to provide affirmation in way of supporting the client’s choices and will in changing process. Motivational interviewing should be used as client-centered counseling therapy where clients find their way to change. This is where the idea of “change talk” is brought up. Change talk is a statement from the client that points out the direction and a way in which the client wants to change. There are five steps to change, which include client’s desire to change, reasons for change, need to change, ability to change, and commitment to…show more content…
This type of approach focuses on present time rather past time, and focuses on constructing on client’s strengths as well as abilities (Graybeal, 2001). There are four steps that solution-focused approach focuses on when creating interventions for alcohol abuse. The first approach involves for the client is to envision the future without alcohol and in this case without the problem that is involved with the children being taken away. The second approach is finding new collaborative approaches with the help of the social worker to the current problem. The third approach is affirmation and encouragement from the social worker towards the clients previously accomplished goals and using the same approached towards the presenting problem. The final approach is for the client to use to self-awareness and

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