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Psychologia. Avances de la Disciplina

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GANTIVA, Carlos  and  FLOREZ-ALARCON, Luis. Motivational Interviewing in Excessive Alcohol Consumers: Effective Interventions to Increase Change. Psychol. av. discip. [online]. 2015, vol.9, n.1, pp.83-91. ISSN 1900-2386.

The objective of this research was to determine the therapist's verbal interventions that are associated with increased willingness to change in clients who use alcohol excessively. For this audio recorded two sessions of 10 participants of a program for moderate alcohol consumption based on motivational interviewing, interventions were transcribed consultant and therapist and categorized according to the MISC 2.0. The study analyzed 272 triads formed by the consultant's pre speech, speech therapists and the consultant intervention post. The results indicate that interventions that are associated with increased willingness to change are: return of the resistance, reformulation and according to a turning point for the resistance; stress control and personal choice, reformulation, increased discrepancy; and listen reflexive for ambivalence, and evocative question and summarize for self-motivation phrases.

Keywords : motivational interviewing; alcohol; brief intervention; readiness to change.

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