A PROJECT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Flo A. SteinFlo A. Stein, MPH
NC PIC Project Manager
Deputy Director
Division of MH/DD/SAS

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Differences in MI & MET Explained

mi_3of3Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic style that addresses client ambivalence and enhances motivation for positive change. MI is a particularly effective strategy for enhancing and maintaining client engagement in treatment.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a specific application of MI developed by Dr. Miller for use in the treatment of substance use disorders. Numerous studies have shown that MET reduces the intensity of drinking behavior in a number of diverse populations.

  Differences in MI & MET Explained (97.5 KiB)

See also:
MI Release 1 of 3 – What is motivational interviewing?

MI Release 2 of 3 -Why is MI so important?



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