ERIC Number: EJ1002517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Using Motivational Interviewing within the Early Stages of Group Development
Young, Tabitha L.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v38 n2 p169-181 2013
This article presents developmentally appropriate applications of Motivational Interviewing (MI; Miller & Rollnick, 2002) for use in preparing group members for the working stages of group. Practical strategies are offered for using MI to facilitate an atmosphere of trust, recognize member readiness for change, identify and resolve members' ambivalence, help group members identify personal goals, navigate members' resistance, enhance members' motivation to change, and strengthen members' commitment to change. Additionally, this article discusses the theoretical tenets, considerations, and limitations for this model of group counseling.
Descriptors: Interviews, Group Counseling, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Group Dynamics, Educational Strategies, Motivation Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Group Unity, Collegiality, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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