Rosengren fuzzy thinking or fuzzy logicPresentation Transcript
Splitting hairs or parsing concepts, fuzzy thinking or fuzzy categories: where does MI end and client-centered therapy begin? David B. Rosengren, Ph.D. Director, Research & Evaluation Services Prevention Research institute ICMI – 2 Stockholm, SE June 7, 2010
How did we get here?
MI grew from empirical observations and..
Self observations by W.R. Miller
A set of concepts & precepts followed
Data, revision, data, revision & a beginning theory
MI extended beyond addictive behaviors
Along the way, interest exploded
Where do the tent pegs go?
MI is a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.
MI is a person-centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.
Three conditions: genuineness, acceptance & unconditional positive regard
Assists the person in moving towards self-actualization
The Trouble With Definitions
A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking for a definition of species.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
And then there was equipoise…
Back to the Trouble with Definitions
Definition of Equipoise
Equality of distribution in weight, relationship or emotional forces