Motivational Enhancement Therapy

December 20th, 2013

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP):

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is an adaptation of motivational interviewing (MI) that includes normative assessment feedback to clients that is presented and discussed in a nonconfrontational manner. Motivational interviewing is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for facilitating behavior change by helping clients to resolve ambivalence across a range of problematic behaviors. MET uses an empathic and strategic approach in which the therapist provides feedback that is intended to strengthen and consolidate the client’s commitment to change and promote a sense of self-efficacy. MET aims to elicit intrinsic motivation to change substance abuse and other behaviors by evoking the client’s own motivation and commitment to change, responding in a way that minimizes defensiveness or resistance.

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