A Behavior-Analytic Account of Motivational Interviewing (Christopher & Dougher, 2009) (1 BACB CEU)

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A Behavior-Analytic Account of Motivational Interviewing

(Christopher & Dougher, 2009)

 

Part of Soiléir's Curiosity Corner Series

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Type 2 CE (1 CEU)

 

 

 Course Summary 

This Paper Review focuses on the paper published in 2009 titled 'A Behavior-Analytic Account of Motivational Interviewing' by Paulette J Christopher and Michael J Dougher from the University of New Mexico. It was originally published in The Behaviour Analyst Vol. 32 (1); Pp. 149-161

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Participants who successfully complete the quiz will be awarded one Type 2 CEU that can be used as part of the requirements for the BACB certification cycle. 

 

 

  Article Abstract  

Several published reports have now documented the clinical effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI). Despite its effectiveness, there are no generally accepted or empirically supported theoretical accounts of its effects. The theoretical accounts that do exist are mentalistic, descriptive, and not based on empirically derived behavioral principles. Empirical research is being generated regarding the role of client and therapist verbal behavior in MI. Client and therapist speech in MI sessions has been correlated with subsequent client behavior change (Amrhein, Miller, Yahne, & Fulcher, 2003; Gaume, Gmel, & Daeppen, 2008; Moyers et al., 2007). Although provocative, these findings are correlational and no theory has yet been provided to explain them. The purposes of the present paper are (a) to bring MI to the attention of clinical behavior analysts; (b) to provide a conceptual account of MI that relies on recent developments in the behavior analysis of motivation and verbal behavior, especially stimulus equivalence and transformation of functions; (c) to provide a possible answer to two critical questions: “How does MI evoke client in-session talk abut behavior change?” and “Why is this change talk related to outcomes?”; and (d) to use this account to identify important research questions and perhaps enhance MI's effectiveness.​

 

  Article Access  

The paper is accessible through PubMed Central (PMC), which is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) provided there courtesy of Association for Behavior Analysis International. Please see the link below.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2686983/pdf/bhan-32-01-149.pdf

 

 

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Gillian Martin is a Chartered Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 20 years of experience supporting people using behaviour science in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA.  As well as clinical work, she have always had a strong interest in staff well-being, training, development and supporting teams to think through new concepts and find solutions.The values that drive her work include respect, curiosity, equality and integrity.

 

 

 

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