Conduct research and create a paper

Humanities

Conduct research and create a paper presenting and supporting motivational interviewing. You should conduct a computerized literature search on motivational interviewing that feels like the best fit. Remember to select a theory that aligns with your worldview and your perspective of the best therapeutic relationship. References should be from empirical/scholarly works that support and further define the position. You should include the following in your paper:

  • Summarize the fundamental elements of motivational interviewing, including definitions of important terms and major historical figures associated with the theory.
  • Explain how your personal worldview (e.g., core beliefs about others and the world) connects to motivational interviewing.
  • Explain how the therapeutic relationship aligns with your interpersonal style.
  • Discuss how motivational interviewing addresses the multicultural nature of our diversity.
  • Present support for the effectiveness of motivational interviewing by examining and analyzing the existing efficacy-based research. Include findings across age groups, gender, or multicultural groups.
  • Discuss limitations of motivational interviewing, including any clients or presenting problems for which it may not be appropriate. Support your ideas with findings from existing research on the approach.
  • Identify the ethical standards from the American Counseling Association’s (ACA’s) code of ethics (American Counseling Association [ACA], 2014) that apply to the use of an approach deemed unsuitable for a particular group or presenting problem. Discuss the harm that might be caused by applying an unsuitable approach.
  • Provide an example of how you would apply a minimum of two specific theoretical techniques to a fictitious client’s need.
  • Provide a plan for how you will continue to develop your knowledge and skills related to motivational interviewing.

Your final deliverable will be a Microsoft Word document approximately 8–10 pages in length. Utilize a minimum of seven scholarly references. I will also need an abstract.

Summarize the fundamental elements of motivational interviewing, including definitions of important terms, and major historical figures associated with the theory.

Summary clearly states all critical elements of motivational interviewing. All relevant technical terms are defined, and the importance of each historical figure is clearly and accurately stated.

Explain how your personal worldview connects to the motivational interviewing.

Correlation between the student’s worldview and motivational interviewing is clearly stated. The effect of the worldview towards the use of the theory is appropriate.

Discuss how motivational interviewing addresses the multicultural nature of our diverse society.

The effect of motivational interviewing towards a variety of clients is accurate and clearly stated.

Present research findings in support of the effectiveness of motivational interviewing.

Findings are presented of at least one peer-reviewed, efficacy study on motivational interviewing.

Present research findings related to the limitations of motivational interviewing.

Findings are presented of at least one peer-reviewed study examining the limitations of motivational interviewing.

Identify at least two ethical standards from the ACA Code of Ethics that address the inappropriate use of an approach or technique.  Discuss specific, potential harmful effects of doing so. 

At least two relevant ethical standards are identified, defined, and applied to the potential misapplication of a technique or approach.  At least two examples of potential harmful effects are identified.

Provide an example of how you would apply a minimum of two specifically theoretical techniques to a fictitious client’s need.

The description of implementation correctly aligns with each theory. Specific needs of the client are addressed, and the description of how each theory addresses the specific needs is clear and accurate.

Academic Writing

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.

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