12. Systematic Motivational Counseling in Groups: Promoting Therapeutic Change through Client Interaction

  1. W. Miles Cox4 and
  2. Eric Klinger5
  1. Arno Fuhrmann1,
  2. Bernhard M. Schroer2 and
  3. Renate de Jong-Meyer3

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch12

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

Fuhrmann, A., Schroer, B. M. and de Jong-Meyer, R. (2011) Systematic Motivational Counseling in Groups: Promoting Therapeutic Change through Client Interaction, 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.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alexianer – Krankenhaus GmbH, Alexianerweg 9, 8163 Münster, Germany

  2. 2

    Psychotherapeutische Praxis, Ludgeristr.23, 48143 Münster, Germany

  3. 3

    Westfälische Wilhelms–Universität Münster, Psychologisches Institut I, Fliednerstr. 21, 48149 Münster, Germany

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 in Groups - promoting therapeutic change through client interaction;
  • Systematic motivational counseling in groups (SMC-G) - treatment of alcohol addiction;
  • activating clients' current concerns - clients, personal benefits from taking part;
  • clarifying clients' goals, entailing components - beyond simply making them explicit;
  • approach, based on principles of motivational enhancement - support for goal striving;
  • therapist guiding clients - through this step, examples of translations of concerns into goals;
  • inducing client interaction - through motivational structure feedback;
  • promoting clients' chances for taking action - operationalizing goal states, constructing a step-by-step action plan;
  • empirical evidence - supporting validity of SMC-G;
  • Storch and Krause's Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM) coaching process - in personnel psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Session 1: Activating Clients' Current Concerns

  • Session 2: Now and Then

  • Session 3: Motivation for Action and Self-Regulatory Functions

  • Sessions 4 and 5: Inducing Client Interaction

  • Through Motivational Structure Feedback

  • Empirical Evidence Supporting the Validity of SMC-G

  • Conclusions

  • References