Motivational interventions may have greater sustained impact if they trained imagery-based self-management
Kavanagh, David J., Andrade, Jackie, May, Jon, & Connor, Jason P. (2014) Motivational interventions may have greater sustained impact if they trained imagery-based self-management. Addiction, 109(7), pp. 1062-1063.
McCambridge & Rollnick  argue that increased benefits from brief motivational interventions (MIs) for alcohol abuse may be obtained if they addressed patients’ con- cerns more directly, especially in severe dependence and primary care. We agree, but take the idea a step further. Recent research on comorbidity has illustrated the power of simultaneously addressing multiple issues in an integrated manner, especially when these changes have synergistic effects (as typically occurs with psycho- sis and substance use ). Integrated MI for comorbidity can even be used productively in a single-session format . This idea may have wider application. Recent work in remote Indigenous Australian communities has highlighted the benefits of a broad-ranging discussion of key relationships, activities and resources that confer strength, as well as aspects that worry them or cause dissatisfaction . If excessive drinking is present, its impact on other life areas is reviewed, as in standard MI. However, it is considered alongside other highly valued goals. While the approach has demonstrated effects on both alcohol use and mental health , its impact is restricted only by the range of goals that are selected...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||alcohol dependence, alcohol, brief intervention, hazardous drinking, imagery, motivational interviewing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Society for the Study of Addiction|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2014 23:39|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2014 21:29|
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