Comparing the Egan Model of Counseling and Motivational Interviewing

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The Egan Model of counseling can be integrated into one of the principles of psychiatric nursing called motivational interviewing. Egan Model is used to help the counselor use structured and specific skills to assist the client to move forward. Motivational Interviewing “is a client centered, directive therapeutic style to enhance readiness by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence” (Hettema, 2005, page 91). These models can easily be integrated into each other; there are many ideas and steps that overlap and complement each other.
The first part of this essay will be based on discussing the Egan Model and the Motivational Interviewing Models separately; describing what they are and how they work. Then a discussion on how they
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The new perspectives must be taken in to account all aspects of them and the client needs to keep realistic expectations in mind.
The last step in the Egan Model is helping the client to achieve their goal. This involves possible strategies and specific actions that will enable the client to move forward. The “how will I get there phase?” is where the client will identify how they will go about bringing these ideas into reality. Taking the time to consider the hindrances, who and what may help them are crucial at this point. From this then next part is to put the plan into action, and to help the client reach their goal. This involves getting the client to break down the problem into smaller more manageable pieces. The counselor has to remember that in this step the client is in charge of their own decisions and not to push the client into their individual idealizations of how the outcome should be.
Motivational Interviewing Model
Motivational Interviewing is a technique of counseling that is used as a cognitive and behavior change intervention. Motivational Interviewing is a “patient-centered, directive counseling method for enhancing a person’s internal motivation to change by identifying, exploring, and resolving ambivalence”(Stuart, 2009, page 561). When values and goals conflict with the current behavior there is motivation for change present. Motivational Interviewing is broadly based on two phases. The first one is focused on increasing motivation

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