Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) pulls from the practices of motivational interviewing (MI). During a session, the client and their designated professional member of the Advanced Human Services, Inc staff, work together to analyze and learn from the normative or standardized feedback as gained from previous sessions and interactions. The entirety of the session is conducted in a safe and non-confrontational environment. Within it, the client is urged to explore, reflect and analyze the implications of their behavior and mindset as is patterned by their interaction with harmful substances.

MET is used to strengthen the relationship between client and counselor through honest communication and to consolidate the client’s commitment to acknowledging their attitude towards drugs and/or alcohol. The application of MET, within the field of substance abuse treatment, has been extensively tested, with positive outcomes.

Through self-motivation, the client themselves feels empowered to make a change. This phenomenon is known as “intrinsic motivation” and works to implement “rolling with resistance”; which is a technique utilized by the Advanced Human Services, Inc staff to open the lines of communication with the client by responding in a neutral way to any possible resistance from the client’s side, rather than contradicting or correcting them. Feeling heard and reassured of their importance in the therapeutic process is something all our professional staff aims to deliver to the client. Creating a safe and peaceful environment for expression is our goal at Advanced Human Services, Inc. The synergy between client and professional staff is crucial to a healthy recovery. Which is why following the guidelines of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is at the crux of client interaction and plans for their well-being.

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