Solution-Focused Counseling and Motivational Interviewing: A Consideration of Confluence

Authors

  • Todd F. Lewis,

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    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Department of Counseling and Educational Development, 2191 Curry Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402 (e-mail: TFLEWIS@uncg.edu).

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  • Cynthia J. Osborn

    1. Counseling and Human Development Services, Kent State University
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Abstract

Solution-focused counseling (SFC) and motivational interviewing (MI) have gained recognition over the past 2 decades. A review of the features of these counseling approaches is provided, as well as an examination of the similarities and differences on several dimensions of counseling. Attention is given to empirical research, and it is proposed that SFC and MI be considered concurrently, which appears consistent with calls in the literature for theoretical integration. A case study is included.

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