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Copyright: 2012 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

Hello!
Welcome to Edition 132 of Institute Inbrief. In this edition we review the principles of motivational interviewing, and explore the applications of motivational enhancement with addictions.  
 
Also in this edition:
 
-      7 Common Relationship Challenges
-      Psychology Tests
-      Staff Profile – Daniele Aglio
-      Professional Development news
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Intocounselling
Motivational Interviewing with Addictions
 
Treating any type of substance abuse and substance addiction is challenging because they both have so many dimensions and they both disrupt so many aspects of the individual's life. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the condition and its consequences.
 
Ultimately, treatments aspire to help the individual stop using substances in an abusive or addictive way which would usually entail maintenance of a drug-free lifestyle, and achieving a productive level of functioning in the family, at work, and in society. Because addiction is typically a clients will require long-term or repeated episodes of care to achieve the ultimate goal of sustained abstinence and recovery from the negative impact on various aspects of their lives (National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, 2009).
 
Motivational Interviewing
 
Motivational Interviewing is a style of person-centred counselling developed to facilitate change in health-related behaviours. The approach aims to help people explore and resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change. The approach strives to increase the client’s own motivation so that change occurs from the client rather that the therapist imposing the change (Astofi & Evans, 1997).
 
It combines warmth and empathy from the therapist toward the client with focused reflective listening and the development of discrepancy between where the person is and where they would like to be. A core principle is that the person’s motivation to change is enhanced if there is a gentle process of negotiation in which the client, not the counsellor, explores the benefits and costs involved in change.
 
The theory assumes that people can change their behaviour when they can clearly see a discrepancy between their behaviour and their broader personal goals (Astofi & Evans, 1997). Another strong principle of this approach is that conflict is unhelpful and that a collaborative relationship is essential between counsellor and client, in order to tackle the problem together (Miller & Rollnick, 1991).
 
Motivational enhancement helps change patterns of behaviour that have become habitual. It works in small doses to produce a large effect by reducing behaviours in the person that interfere with therapy.
 
The four central principles of motivational enhancement are outlined below.
 
1.     Express empathy by using reflective listening to convey understanding of the person’s point of view and underlying drives
 
2.     Develop the discrepancy between the person’s most deeply held values and their current behaviour (i.e. tease out ways in which current unhealthy behaviours conflict with the wish to ‘be good’ or different in the way they currently function)
 
3.     Roll with resistance by responding with empathy and understanding rather than confrontation
 
4.     Support self-efficacy by building the person’s belief that change is possible
 
(Miller & Rollnick, 1991)
 
Motivational interviewing has numerous applications because it is helpful in most settings where there is resistance to change. Therefore, once the approach is learnt and developed into a constructive level of proficiency, it can be adapted to many situations. However, while the principles are simple to understand, the practical application of it is less easy. 
 
Counsellors might use motivational interviewing for people who are undecided about change (known as the precontemplation and contemplation stages) and later shift to a more structured treatment approach such as cognitive-behavioural techniques once the person is committed to change. There needs to be room for flexibility to adjust to individual differences in the readiness to change and an empathic counsellor will know when to switch their approach depending on the client’s current stance in their desire and motivation to change.
 
Motivational Interviewing highlights the importance of change by reflecting on the discrepancy between the person’s current world and their ideal world. It also aims to bolster the client’s confidence in making changes by reflecting a positive view of the person and an authentic belief in their ability to make behaviour change. The counsellor reinforces commitment to change and supports small steps towards it.
 
Rollnick & Miller (1995) defined key skills used by counsellors that would help lead to a stronger therapeutic alliance and a more effective therapeutic outcome. These key skills are summarised below.
 
The first four skills listed aim to explore the reasons the person sustains the behaviour and aim to create a shift in the balance of pros and cons towards the decision to change. The last two items in the list cover the interpersonal aspects of the relationship. The counsellor provides warmth and optimism and takes a subordinate position, putting the client in a position of power, emphasising their autonomy and right to choose.
 
-      Understand the person’s frame of reference
 
-      Filter the person’s thoughts so that statements encouraging change are amplified and statements that reflect the status quo are dampened down
 
-      Elicit from the person statements that encourage change, such as expressions of problem recognition, intention to change and recognition of ability to change
 
-      Match the processes used in treatment to the stage of change; ensure treatment does not jump ahead of the person
 
-      Express acceptance
 
-      Affirm the person’s freedom of choice and self-direction
 
(Rollnick & Miller, 1995)
 
Instead of trying to ‘fix’ the person’s dependence by forceful instruction, counsellors are encouraged to use warmth and respect to show the value of change to the client. Motivational counsellors need to hold back any inclination they might have to try to solve the client’s problems and instead remain flexible and able to provide an appropriate balance between acceptance and drive for change.
 
Studies focused on the process of change within motivational interviewing have been able to highlight key factors that help to facilitate change. For example, Miller, Benefield & Tonigan (1993) found that a low level of resistance within the counselling session predicts change.
 
Resistance often arises in the presence of confrontation, so if the counsellor behaves in a way that minimises confrontation, and in turn resistance, then change will most likely follow. An increase in the rate of ‘self-motivational statements’ by the client that clearly express interest in and intent to change, is positively associated with behaviour change.
 
In motivational interviewing, any arguments for change should come from the client, not the counsellor. The natural expected outcome of a counsellor making an argument for change is that an ambivalent client will argue against it. A client will often become more committed to what they hear themselves saying, so if the counsellor causes a client to argue against the need for change, they are being encouraged not to make changes.
 
For example:
 
When asking “On a scale of 0 to 10, how important is it for you to change your drug use behaviour?” (When 0 is not considered important at all and 10 is extremely important) and the client answers 5 out of 10... an appropriate follow-up question could be “Why are you at a 5 and not 0?” This is an appropriate follow-up question because the answer to this prompts the client to give a reason for change.
 
Asking instead, “Why are you a 5 and not a 10?” is not motivational because the answer to this question encourages the client to provide reasons against change.
 
Expressing Empathy
 
This involves understanding the person’s feelings and perspectives without judging, criticising or blaming. The counsellor simply accepts the person’s ambivalence about change as a normal part of human experience whereby reluctance to give up the problem behaviour is to be expected.
 
Developing Discrepancy
 
Change is motivated by the size of the discrepancy between where a person is and where they want to be. The bigger the discrepancy, the stronger the motivation is for change. Often clients who ask to change their use of drugs and alcohol experience a discrepancy between their current behaviour and how they see themselves in the future (Astofi & Evans, 1997).
 
This approach often utilises what is often referred to as the “Colombo approach” where the counsellor plays detective, investigating a mystery where the clues don’t add up and therefore they engage the client in the process to help solve the mystery. This process encourages the client to recognise reasons for change. A number of strategies can be useful at this stage:
 
Future projection: exploring how the drug and alcohol use interferes with the client’s future goals
 
For example: Do you think you will be able to walk your daughter down the aisle if you continue to smoke 2 packs a day. She is 15 years old now?
 
Looking back: exploring strengths in the client’s life prior to the onset of the substance abuse/dependency
 
For example: You once told me how you used to run 10 km every day before you started using. You must have been very fit and healthy.
 
Explore extremes: loosening the client’s attachment to their substance abuse/dependency by exploring their worst fears.
 
For example: What is the worst thing that could happen to you if you keep using the way you have been?
 
Respectfully provide information on the negative consequences of the substance abuse/dependence.
 
For example: Have you thought about giving up your regular drinking? Drinking that much is really putting your liver at risk.
 
Challenging the client’s statements.
 
For example: You mentioned that you have concerns about your physical health, yet you continue to drink excessively every day. I’m not sure how these two go together?
 
Externalise the substance abuse/dependence - this is a process of separating out the abuse/dependence from the client and can be done through talking to or writing letters directly to the drug or alcohol behaviour.
 
For example:
 
Therapist: If you could talk to the alcohol, what would you say?
 
Client: You ruined my life. My wife left me and I can’t even see my children. Now you are attacking my health. What more do you want to take from me? I’ve had a gut full of you... just get out of my life and don’t come back.
 
Rolling With Resistance
 
There are four types of resistance:
 
1.     Arguing – the person contests the accuracy, expertise or integrity of the counsellor
 
2.     Interrupting – the person interrupts the counsellor in a defensive manner
 
3.     Denying – the person expresses an unwillingness to recognise problems, or to cooperate and accept responsibility
 
4.     Ignoring – the person shows signs of ignoring or not following what the counsellor is saying
 
In motivational interviewing, arguments are considered counterproductive because defending breeds defensiveness. The best strategy is to respond with none resistance – or roll with resistance - by acknowledging the client’s perception.
 
For example:
 
Therapist: Have you thought about giving up smoking as you know it is unhealthy particularly for your blood pressure?
 
Client: Yes. I have tried though it is very difficult and to be honest I enjoy it.
 
Therapist: But isn’t there a lot of other things that you enjoy too? If you gave up smoking then you can take up something else that you enjoy instead.
 
Client: Yes. I am aware of the health risks. But it is not as easy as it sounds.
 
Supporting Self-Efficacy
 
This step involves supporting the person’s belief in their ability to succeed in changing behaviour. The counsellor encourages the person to remember any achievements they may have had in the past.
 
They also assist the person to develop an internal locus of control whereby they are encouraged to take personal responsibility for change by seeing change happening as a direct consequence of their choices and actions, rather than attributing change to external factors outside their control that is seen as being independent of their choices and actions (an external locus of control).
 
References:
 
-       Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (1991). Motivational interviewing: Preparing people for change. New York: Guilford Press.
 
-       Rollnick, S., & Miller, W. R. (1995). Motivational interviewing: What is motivational interviewing? Retrieved on August 11, 2009 from the World Wide Web: www.motivationalinterview.org.
 
 
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Intoarticles
7 Common Relationship Challenges
 
Like most interpersonal relationships, most romantic couples experience some challenge at some point in their relationship. Some of these common challenges may include infidelity, loss of intimacy, communication difficulties, coping with stress challenges, financial pressures, boundary violations, difficulty balancing individual and couple expectations, divorce, separation and breaking up. Whatever the challenge, it is important to note that all dyadic relationships will experience some kind of distress at some point. We will examine some of the more common romantic relationship challenges below.
 
Infidelity
 
Infidelity is increasingly becoming one of the most common relationship challenges in romantic relationships. The acts of infidelity or cheating can have devastating consequences on those involved. Having been cheated on can result in anguish, depression, fury and humiliation (Brand, Markey, Mills & Hodges, 2007). It has been suggested that infidelity is one of the leading causes of divorce and romantic relationship breakdown (Brand, Markey, Mills & Hodges, 2007).
 
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Intotools
Looking for psychological tests on the web for you and your clients? Here’s a short list with some websites that offer them as both free and paid resources.
 
Psychology Today (FREE): www.psychologytoday.com/tests
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Pearson Clinical Assessment (PAID): www.pearsonpsychcorp.com.au
 
Disclaimer: Some Psychological Tests may require the person conducting the test and/or interpreting the results to possess certain qualifications or experience. AIPC recommends that all psychology tests be conducted and/or results interpreted by suitably qualified and experienced persons.
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Intoteam
Daniele Aglio
 
 
Education Adviser – Diploma of Counselling
Head Office
 
Daniele Aglio holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brazil where she graduated with distinction, as well as Graduate Diplomas in Cognitive Behaviourist Psychology and Institutional Psychology Pedagogy. She also holds a Diploma of Business (Human Resources) from Martin College (Australia) and a Diploma of Community Welfare Work from TAFE (Australia) where she received an Excellence in Adversity Award.
 
Daniele is a partner of the Brazilian Human Resources Association, partner of the Brazilian Cognitive Therapy Association and founding partner of the Cognitive Therapy Association of Rio de Janeiro.
 
Daniele's field experience includes CBT treatment of anxiety and depression, family support counselling, research project on “Panic Disorder” and two community projects in Caboolture and Redcliffe.
 
As an Education Adviser with AIPC's Diploma of Counselling, Daniele is responsible for assessing students and providing academic support through the Study Assistance Line. This includes providing teaching and guidance on specific concepts and clarifying questions on workbook topics.
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Intodevelopment
Convenient Professional Development
 
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With MHA, you no longer have to worry about high costs, proximity and availability, or fitting a workshop around your lifestyle!
 
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Whether you are looking for courses on anxiety and depression, or a video workshop discussing the intricacies of relationship counselling - Mental Health Academy is your gateway to over 100 hours of professional development content.
 
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Begin your journey today. Click on the link below to register for a monthly or annual unlimited membership. As an unlimited member, you can access all MHA courses for less than $1 per day, and receive discounts when purchasing any video workshops:
 
 
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Intoconnection
Have you visited Counselling Connection, the Institute's Blog yet? We continually publish new and interesting posts including case studies, profiles, success stories and much more. Make sure you too get connected (and thank you for those who have already submitted comments and suggestions).
 
An Insight into Relationship Counselling
 
A month ago I stepped on a sharp pointed tooth pick which went between my toes and awkwardly sat in my foot until I yelled at my partner in a slightly hysterical voice, that he should do something about it. The hero that he is, he quickly came to my rescue and with one swift pull he removed the toothpick without leaving any evidence of its presence in my foot. For three days all seemed normal. I had no pain, maybe just a twinge reminding me that a toothpick had protruded from my foot for a moment - but otherwise nothing. But on the fourth day I woke up to a different foot. It was swollen and getting bigger by the minute. Where the toothpick had rested there was a volcano of ugly blue and black. It looked evil!
 
With two visits to the doctor I was put on an antibiotic that slowly began to reduce the infection. It was the threat of going to the hospital however that did the trick. My body kicked into healing mode and I was on the way to recovery.
 
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Working outside the box
 
When it comes to infusing creativity into counseling sessions, an open mind and a willingness to try are more important than artistic expertise.
 
By Lynne Shallcross
 
Picture this: Somewhere, a counselor sits with a client who is struggling to make progress. Traditional talk therapy isn’t moving the client forward. The counselor thinks, “I wish I were more of an artist because I’d love to try out a painting exercise with this client.” Substitute photography, dance, music or any other of the wide range of creative interventions for the word painting, and you’ll find the reason why so many counselors hesitate to fully embrace creativity in counseling — they think they have to be experts at the particular artistic enterprise themselves.
 
That idea couldn’t be further from the truth, says Heather Trepal, associate professor of counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and president of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. “I think some people get afraid of creativity because they think it needs to be creative arts — that you need to be a van Gogh, be trained in an instrument or really be an expert in whatever you might try with your clients,” Trepal says. “Creativity can be anything. It can be any out-of-the-box moment that helps a client to therapeutically move.”
 
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"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." 
 
~ Lily Tomlin
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Intoseminars
Many students of the Diploma of Counselling attend seminars to complete the practical requirements of their course. Seminars provide an ideal opportunity to network with other students and liaise with qualified counselling professionals in conjunction with completing compulsory coursework.
 
Below are some of the seminars available for the first semester of 2011. To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre.
 
To access the full list, visit: www.aipc.net.au/students/seminars.
 
Diploma of Counselling (CDA) Timetable
 
Northern Territory
The Counselling Process: 25/06
Communication Skills I: 26/02
Communication Skills II: 16/04
Family Therapy: 02/04
Case Management: 12-13/02
 
South Australia
The Counselling Process: 26/03, 28/05
Communication Skills I: 02/04, 04/06
Communication Skills II: 03/04, 05/06
Counselling Therapies I: 12-13/02, 07-08/05
Counselling Therapies II: 26-27/02, 21-22/05
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 01/05
Family Therapy: 29/05
Case Management: 19-20/02, 18-19/06
 
Sydney
The Counselling Process: 28/02, 21/03, 09/04, 06/05, 28/05, 03/06, 29/06
Communication Skills I: 14/02, 17/03, 14/04, 13/05, 17/06
Communication Skills II: 15/02, 18/03, 15/04, 20/05, 22/06
Counselling Therapies I: 17-18/02, 28-29/04, 15-16/06
Counselling Therapies II: 03-04/03, 30-31/05
Case Management: 24-25/03, 26-27/05
 
Western Australia
The Counselling Process: 19/02, 19/03, 16/04, 14/05, 18/06
Communication Skills I: 12/02, 12/03, 30/04, 28/05
Communication Skills II: 13/02, 13/03, 01/05, 29/05
Counselling Therapies I: 09-10/04, 11-12/06
Counselling Therapies II: 26-27/02, 07-08/05
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 20/02, 19/06
Family Therapy: 17/04
Case Management: 21-22/05
 
Brisbane
The Counselling Process: 12/02, 30/04
Communication Skills I: 05/03, 28/05
Communication Skills II: 02/04, 25/06
Counselling Therapies I: 26-27/03
Counselling Therapies II: 16-17/04
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 14/05
Family Therapy: 04/06
Case Management: 19-20/02
 
Tasmania
The Counselling Process: 20/02, 22/05
Communication Skills I: 27/03, 26/06
Communication Skills II: 08/05
Counselling Therapies I: 19-20/03
Counselling Therapies II: 30/04-01/05
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 29/05
Family Therapy: 13/03
Case Management: 09-10/04
 
Melbourne
The Counselling Process: 27/02, 03/04, 08/05, 17/06
Communication Skills I: 20/02, 27/03, 09/04, 07/05, 03/06
Communication Skills II: 26/02, 26/03, 02/04, 01/05, 10/06
Counselling Therapies I: 05-06/03, 16-17/04, 14-15/05, 18-19/06
Counselling Therapies II: 12-13/03, 23-24/04, 21-22/05, 25-26/06
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 13/02, 05/06
Family Therapy: 19/02, 04/06
Case Management: 19-20/03, 28-29/05
 
Sunshine Coast
The Counselling Process: 16/04
Communication Skills I: 12/03, 04/06
Communication Skills II: 13/03, 05/06
Counselling Therapies I: 02-03/04
Counselling Therapies II: 21-22/05
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 18/06
Case Management: 25-26/06
 
Gold Coast
The Counselling Process: 16/04
Communication Skills I: 26/02, 21/05
Communication Skills II: 19/03, 18/06
Counselling Therapies I: 25-26/03
Counselling Therapies II: 06-07/05
Legal & Ethical Frameworks: 15/04
Case Management: 01-02/04
 
Diploma of Professional Counselling (DPCD) Timetable
 
Northern Territory
Communication Skills I: 26/02
Communication Skills II: 16/04
The Counselling Process: 25/06
Counselling Therapies I: 19-20/03
Counselling Therapies II: 30/04-01/05
Case Management: 12-13/02
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 12/03, 11/06
Counselling Applications: 07/05
 
South Australia
Communication Skills I: 05/02, 02/04, 04/06
Communication Skills II: 06/02, 03/04, 05/06
The Counselling Process: 26/03, 28/05
Counselling Therapies I: 12-13/02, 07-08/05
Counselling Therapies II: 26-27/02, 21-22/05
Case Management: 19-20/02, 18-19/06
Counselling Applications: 27/03
 
Sydney
Communication Skills I: 14/02, 17/03, 14/04, 13/05, 17/06
Communication Skills II: 15/02, 18/03, 15/04, 20/05, 22/06
The Counselling Process: 04/02, 28/02, 21/03, 09/04, 06/05, 28/05, 03/06, 29/06
Counselling Therapies I: 17-18/02, 28-29/04, 15-16/06
Counselling Therapies II: 03-04/03, 30-31/05
Case Management: 02-03/02, 24-25/03, 26-27/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 31/03, 04/06
Counselling Applications: 19/02, 01/04
 
Western Australia
Communication Skills I: 12/02, 12/03, 30/04, 28/05
Communication Skills II: 13/02, 13/03, 01/05, 29/05
The Counselling Process: 19/02, 19/03, 16/04, 14/05, 18/06
Counselling Therapies I: 09-10/04, 11-12/06
Counselling Therapies II: 26-27/02, 07-08/05
Case Management: 21-22/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 15/05
Counselling Applications: 20/03
 
Brisbane
Communication Skills I: 05/03, 28/05
Communication Skills II: 05/02, 02/04, 25/06
The Counselling Process: 12/02, 30/04
Counselling Therapies I: 18-19/06
Case Management: 19-20/02
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 26/02, 11/06
Counselling Applications: 12/03
 
Tasmania
Communication Skills I:  27/03, 26/06
Communication Skills II: 06/02, 08/05
The Counselling Process: 20/02, 22/05
Case Management: 09-10/04
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 27/02, 19/06
Counselling Applications: 03/04
 
Melbourne
Communication Skills I: 20/02, 27/03, 09/04, 07/05, 03/06
Communication Skills II: 26/02, 26/03, 02/04, 01/05, 10/06
The Counselling Process: 27/02, 03/04, 08/05, 17/06
Counselling Therapies I: 05-06/03, 16-17/04, 14-15/05, 18-19/06
Counselling Therapies II: 12-13/03, 23-24/04, 21-22/05, 25-26/06
Case Management: 19-20/03, 28-29/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 30/04, 12/06
Counselling Applications: 12/02, 10/04, 11/06
 
Sunshine Coast
Communication Skills I: 12/03, 04/06
Communication Skills II: 13/03, 05/06
The Counselling Process: 16/04
Counselling Therapies I: 02-03/04
Counselling Therapies II: 21-22/05
Case Management: 25-26/06
Advanced Counselling Techniques: 09/04
Counselling Applications: 28/05
 
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