The Practitioner: An Empowerment Process

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MI acknowledges that the power and ability to change rests with the individual and the individual assumes the responsibility of the success of the change process. The role of the practitioner is supportive and persuasive. This makes MI an empowering process as the individual has the autonomy to choose whether to make change happen or not with the support of the practitioner. The practitioner demonstrates compassion as they engage with the SU, deliberately committing to pursue the interest of the SU and understanding their experiences, values and motivations. The practitioner comes with an understanding that the SU also strives to fulfill life and at times face barriers which make them feel sad, shame and pain and therefore does not judge

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