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Motivational Enhancement As Therapy

Defining Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy has assisted many people to recover by emphasizing change that is internally motivated in their targeted therapy sessions.


MET is an approach to counselling and intervention which is done with the purpose of making the patient want to change. MET works well when it is combined with other types of counselling for individuals who are addicted such as the 12 step treatment method. There are four main treatment sessions in MET that come after an assessment has been done and each session has a specific focus. The needs of the individual determine how the sessions will be carried out. The focus within the early sessions is on the evaluation of information, which is collected during the initial assessment and to set goals for the future. Later sessions furnish the patient with point of view and uplifting feedback for remaining calm.


Learning how to change one's thoughts and habits is important in overcoming addiction and this is what MET teaches.


Treating Dependency With Motivational Enhancement Therapy

What each addict needs from a treatment is studied at his entry in the rehab clinic. Doctors usually observe an individual's physical changes as well as vital signs throughout abstinence from the substance.

After this, MET counsellors cooperate with individuals to aid in altering their ideas and conducts connected to use of substances.


MET likewise helps treats co-happening mental clutters. The functions of the brain change because of these mental issues along with the drugs, and many addicts have these type of troubles. With an indention to prevent relapse in the future MET can assist in the treatment of the addiction and the co-occurring disorder simultaneously.

The typical mental issues treated by MET are:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Unhealthy eating behaviours

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Met And Other Treatments Together

MET often is used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program along with several other types of behavioural therapies. These include the 12-step program and cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT]. These treatments utilizes particular procedures to guide patients through behavioural change. 12-steps program offers a stage by stage process to achieve and keeping the addict away from drugs, while CBT teaches methods to deal with stress in a good way.


Met Therapy Methods

Therapist and patients will focus on five crucial aspects during MET.

For addicts, there are good for stimulating changes on the inner motivations.

  • Empathy Development And Expression
  • Patients are urged to learn and create compassion to figure out how their activities influence others.
  • Empathy can provide the motivation needed to make someone change.
  • Trust can also develop between the patient and therapist if empathy develops.
  • Acknowledging the disparity between thoughts and reality.
  • Patients regularly have some imperviousness to treatment, and must grapple with the way that there is a difference between where they think they are and where they really are.
  • The inner motivation necessary to start the change can start by realizing this difference.
  • Avoiding Confrontation
  • Specialists won't contend with their patients about the level of their medication or liquor manhandle.
  • Patients are urged to have a positive reaction and attitude toward MET.
  • Tolerating resistance as a component of the procedure.
  • For some addicts it is hard to go through a treatment program, MET offers them the best possibility of doing it.
  • Therapists connect with recouping addicts on an individual level, helping them understand how their practices are affecting their objectives and connections.
  • Encouraging A Recuperating Abuser's Self Confidence
  • Recuperating addicts must have confidence in their capacity to accomplish their objectives.
  • Patients are taught using MET that they can meet their objectives in life and they can kick their addiction.
  • Positive thoughts and behaviours are encouraged by the therapists within the patients to reinforce the concept of self-efficacy.

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