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Clinician empathic speech and client change language : is there an association between empathic speech and change talk in motivational interviewing sessions?

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Clinician empathic speech and client change language : is there an association between empathic speech and change talk in motivational interviewing sessions?

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dc.contributor.author Fischer, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T20:42:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T20:42:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-27
dc.date.submitted July 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20977
dc.description.abstract Empathy 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Empathic Speech en_US
dc.subject Empathy en_US
dc.subject Motivational Interviewing en_US
dc.subject Change Talk en_US
dc.subject Sustain Talk en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivational interviewing.
dc.subject.lcsh Empathy.
dc.title Clinician empathic speech and client change language : is there an association between empathic speech and change talk in motivational interviewing sessions? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Psychology en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor Moyers, Theresa
dc.description.committee-member McCrady, Barbara
dc.description.committee-member Tonigan, Scott


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