Motivational Interviewing focuses on exploring and resolving -?- and centers on motivational processes within the individual that facilitate change.
Ambivalence—feeling two ways about behavior change is seen as a natural part of the change process.
Motivational Interviewing is grounded in a respectful stance with a focus on building -?- in the initial stages of the counseling relationship.
-?- is a partnership between the therapist and the client, grounded in the point of view and experiences of the client.
No matter what reasons the therapist might offer to convince the client of the need to change their behavior or how much they might want the person to do so, lasting change is more likely to occur when the client discovers their own reasons and determination to change.