Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a systematic intervention approach for evoking change in problem drinkers.
It is based on principles of motivational psychology and is designed to produce rapid, internally motivated change. This treatment employs motivational strategies to mobilize the client’s own change resources.
MET consists of four carefully planned and individualized treatment sessions.
The first two focus on structured feedback from the initial assessment, future plans, and motivation for change,
The final two sessions at the midpoint and end of treatment provide opportunities for the therapist to reinforce progress, encourage reassessment, and provide an objective perspective on the process of change.
The counselor seeks to develop a discrepancy in the client’s perceptions between current behavior and significant personal goal; emphasis is placed on eliciting from clients self-motivational statements of desire for and commitment to change.
The working assumption is that intrinsic motivation is a necessary and often sufficient factor in instigating change.
- Address the drinking problem directly
- Alcohol & Medication Interactions
- Alcoholic Family Roles
- Brief-TSF is designed to as adjunctive therapy for anti-craving medication.
|Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
by Marc A. Schuckit