Comparison of the Transtheratical, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Interviewing Models

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Each approach has its own format and process and this paper will compare and contrast some similarities and differences between these three approaches. This will be done by looking at five client scenarios and comparing and contrasting them with the approaches. The five client scenarios are; the client who wants something and sees themselves as part of the solution, the client who says someone else needs to change, the client who seems uninterested or resistant to changing, the client who wants what is not good for them and finally the client who does not seem to want anything.
According to the Transtheoretical model the client who wants something and sees themselves as part of the solution is in the preparation stage and "are ready to make a change in attitude and behavior and have already have begun to increase self regulation and to change" (Diclemente, & Velasquez, 2002). The practitioner at this stage helps the "client set goals and priorities to achieve change and to develop a change plan"(Diclemente, & Velasquez, 2002).
According to Motivational Interviewing the client who wants something and sees themselves as part of the solution is in the focus stage. This stage is a process in which you develop and maintain a specific direction in the conversation about change, formalize a…
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