19. Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy: An Integrative and Comprehensive Approach to Motivational Counseling and Addiction Treatment

  1. W. Miles Cox2 and
  2. Eric Klinger3
  1. Paul T. P. Wong

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch19

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

Wong, P. T. P. (2011) Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy: An Integrative and Comprehensive Approach to Motivational Counseling and Addiction Treatment, 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.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Adler Graduate Professional School, 890 Yonge Street, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 3P4, Canada

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:

  • meaning-centered counseling and therapy (MCCT) - integrative approach to addiction treatment;
  • MCCT, rooted in logotherapy - personal meaning, its central construct;
  • MCCT, offering a hopeful perspective - of humanity and therapy;
  • MCCT, form of evidence-based positive psychotherapy - what makes life worth living in the midst of suffering;
  • MCCT, a two-pronged approach - resolving psychological problems, a creating positive future;
  • Dual-System Model, D-SM - a road map of pathways to surviving and flourishing;
  • meaning management theory (MMT) - based on centrality of meaning in human adaptation;
  • power of action - real change, when one takes the first concrete step in a new direction;
  • double vision strategy - two-pronged strategy, problems underlying big picture issues;
  • motivational counseling - and problem of addiction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The defining Characteristics of MCCT

  • The Conceptual Frameworks

  • Intervention Strategies

  • Summary Statements about MCCT

  • Motivational Counseling and the Problem of Addiction

  • Contrast between MCCT and other Addiction Treatments

  • The 12-Step Facilitation Therapy (the Minnesota Model)

  • Conclusions

  • Problem Solution Orientation

  • Personal Growth Orientation

  • References