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The Transtheoretical Model and Motivational Interviewing

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Create a dialogue (of your own) that shows how you might counsel a client who is in different stages of change according to the transtheoretical model (TTM) for career development (e.g., Precontemplation) and dealing with drug addiction (e.g., Action).

Apply the four principles of Motivational Interviewing in your scenario also.

Then, explain how the scenario you create effectively addresses some of the challenges of working with clients who are in different stages of change with regard to career development and substance abuse.

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This solution identifies the Transtheoretical Model and how it can be used in addiction and career counseling. Using the four principles of motivational interviewing, a sample dialogue is provided to show how one may counsel a client in these areas. It also emphasizes the importance of developing an effective means of working with clients based on their readiness to change in regards to career development and substance abuse.

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Before creating a dialogue, it is important to remember the four stages of change according to the Transtheoretical Model:

1.Precontemplation Stage: (Not ready) Individual has the problem (whether he/she recognizes it or not) and has no intention of changing.
2.Contemplation Stage: (Getting Ready) Individual recognizes the problem and is seriously thinking about changing.
3.Preparation: (Ready) Person has admitted to problem and is ready and willing to change it. This is the planning stage of change.
4.Action: Person changed their behavior within the last 6 months, and needs to continue to work hard to maintain change.
5.Maintenance: Person ...

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