Essay on Cognitive Behavior Therapy And Motivational Interviewing

1106 Words Aug 26th, 2016 5 Pages
With new drugs and substances being produced every year, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is becoming more common in our society every day. SUD is a common comorbidity with many mental health disorders, which can, in turn, make the management of SUD challenging, however still treatable. Because of this, it is not uncommon for a mental health clinician to use multiple techniques during a consumer’s treatment to limit or cease the use of substances altogether (Jones, Barrowclough, Allott, Day, Earnshaw, & Wilson, 2011). This literature review will compare Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and determine which technique is best used in daily practice while treating a consumer with SUD and dual diagnoses.

MI & CBT
Davis, Kaiser, Devitt, O’Neill and Mueser (2014) states that Motivational Interviewing relies on strategies that not only focus on the social dimensions but also the technical dimensions of care. These strategies foster the motivation to change one’s perspective on their substance use. Techniques such as; reflective listening, affirmations to support clients self-efficacy, open-ended question to encourage clients elaboration, and summaries to help participate and reinforce what was discussed, are all use to build clients motivation and commitment to change (Chang, Compton, Almeter & Chester, 2014).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy refers to a class of interventions that share the principle that psychological distress and mental health disorders are…

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