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Self-Determination Theory in the ClinicMotivating Physical and Mental Health$
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Kennon Sheldon, Geoffrey Williams, and Thomas Joiner

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095449

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095449.001.0001

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Facilitating Psychological Change

Facilitating Psychological Change

The Case of Substance Abuse Disorders

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(p.126) 8 Facilitating Psychological Change
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Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic
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Kennon M. Sheldon

Geoffrey Williams

Thomas Joiner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095449.003.0008

This chapter reviews motivational interviewing and the evidence that proves that it is effective, and identifies the obvious links between it and self-determination theory. It shows how motivational interviewing can be applied to patients with alcohol problems, and emphasizes that this type of interviewing is not only a scientifically supported treatment, but also has techniques that stand for direct applications of the self-determination theory. This chapter introduces emphasizing freedom of choice and reflective listening (autonomy-supportive approaches).

Keywords:   motivational interviewing, alcohol problems, self-determination theory, freedom of choice, reflective listening, autonomy-supportive approaches

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