Motivational Interviewing emerges from the interpretations of Bill Miller and Steve Rollnick. The MI approach to therapy is relatively new in that it has made progress over the past decade. In 2002, Miller and Rollnick’s observations helped resolve client’s inconsistencies in terms of having mixed feelings to change and the need for a behavior change should increase their motivation from within (Passmore, 2011). They believe the therapist assists the client with finding their stimulus inside themselves in order to create a change of behavior. For instance, if a client is unsure whether they would like to stop the use of alcohol, the therapist would engage in conversation in order to assess where the client is when it comes to change. Miller and Rollnick had and issue changing deals with whether a client spoke at a higher level of statements and commitment to change, which in turn signified motivation (Passmore, 2011). On the other hand, a member’s motivation to change was at a lower level as him or her are stuck resisting
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