Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment

Measuring Components of Client Motivation

About the Course:

This TIP embraces a fundamentally different way to conceptualize motivation. In this approach, motivation is viewed as a dynamic and changeable state rather than a static trait. This TIP shows how clinicians can influence this change process by developing a therapeutic relationship, one that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy and, at the same time, makes the treatment counselor a participant in the change process. This course covers Chapter 8 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2006

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 35 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about measuring components of client motivation. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the motivation for measuring self-efficacy and the most common instruments used to do so.

  2. Explain methods and tools used to measure a client’s readiness to change.

  3. Define and discuss decisional balancing.

  4. Describe methods for measuring a client’s motivation for using substances and his or her goals and values.

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