Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Psychol. 2002 Feb;58(2):185-93.

A motivational interviewing perspective on resistance in psychotherapy.

Author information

  • 1Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. tmoyers@unm.edu

Abstract

This article applies the motivational interviewing approach to resistance, which is conceptualized as the product of an interaction between the therapist and client rather than a static client characteristic. The underlying principles of motivational interviewing also are discussed, as are the overall therapeutic goals when using this approach. Sources of the resistance between the therapist and client are reviewed, as well as specific recommendations for responding. The motivational interviewing approach to resistance is applied to each of the three case vignettes.

Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

PMID:
11793331
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk