11. Systematic Motivational Counseling: From Motivational Assessment to Motivational Change

  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2
  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch11

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Cox, W. M. and Klinger, E. (2011) Systematic Motivational Counseling: From Motivational Assessment to Motivational Change, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • Systematic Motivational Counseling (SMC) and its applications - and motivational change;
  • SMC, technique for assessing and changing maladaptive patterns - guiding people, to a happier and fulfilled life;
  • SMC developed on premise, forms of psychological disturbance - disorders of motivation;
  • finding psychological factors - motivational intervention targeting clients;
  • using systematic motivational counseling - with alcohol-dependent clients;
  • completing the MSQ (or PCI or PACI) - integral part of initial counseling;
  • goal-setting components, three kinds - treatment goals, constructing goal ladders and setting between-session goals;
  • SMC completed goal ladder;
  • setting between-session goals, SMC counselor - client formulating activities related to goal attainments;
  • Component 7 - resolving conflicts among goals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

  • Using Systematic Motivational Counseling with Alcohol-Dependent Clients: Initial Steps and Overview

  • Preliminary Counseling Components

  • Goal-Setting Components

  • Subsequent Counseling Components

  • Life Enhancement and Advancement Program

  • Other Experiences Using SMC

  • References