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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T20:42:41Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T20:42:41Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-27
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20977
dc.description.abstractEmpathy is the state of knowing or being aware of another person’s perspective and the ability to express empathy is acknowledged as an important component within effective psychotherapy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a specific method of psychotherapy in which clinician expressions of empathy are held to be an active ingredient and a central component of effective practice. Although empathy has long been a part of the theoretical explanation of effective MI, there is little known about the function of empathy as expressed by the clinician and the association between such in-session speech and client change language. This study identified the empathic speech of clinicians and explored the association of such speech with client change language. The study found that frequencies of empathic speech shared a significant positive correlation with client change talk as well as client sustain talk. This correlation between empathic speech and change talk was mediated by several clinician variables, such as MI-consistent behaviors and clinician reflections of client change talk. Similarly, the relationship between empathic speech and client sustain talk was mediated by reflections of client sustain talk.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEmpathic Speechen_US
dc.subjectEmpathyen_US
dc.subjectMotivational Interviewingen_US
dc.subjectChange Talken_US
dc.subjectSustain Talken_US
dc.subject.lcshMotivational interviewing.
dc.subject.lcshEmpathy.
dc.titleClinician empathic speech and client change language : is there an association between empathic speech and change talk in motivational interviewing sessions?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePsychologyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.advisorMoyers, Theresa
dc.description.committee-memberMcCrady, Barbara
dc.description.committee-memberTonigan, Scott


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