Stages of Change vs Motivational Enhancement/Interviewing


Course Description:
This course will cover the study of current treatment modalities essential in drug and alcohol abuse or dependency counseling. Current treatment modalities such as the Matrix Model, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will be explored. The course will also cover additional treatment theories, implications, and options that are critical to effective addiction treatment. Issues in regard to the various stages of recovery will be discussed in addition to effective treatment methods based on the length of sobriety explored. Prerequisite: HSV 534

Theory 1: Stages of Change
Theory 2: Motivational Enhancement/Interviewing


Please provide a brief (1 paragraph for each theory) summary of the key aspects of the theory. Afterward, please COMPARE and CONTRAST the two theories chosen by addressing the following:

⦁    Similarities and differences in general theoretical concepts, principles, and agents of change
⦁    Similarities and differences in stages associated with treatment according to teach theory (e.g. beginning, middle, and termination stages, etc.)
⦁    Similarities and differences in creating positive change to promote recovery through the concepts of the theories.
⦁    Similarities and differences in approaching obstacles in the treatment process.
⦁    Similarities and differences in the human service provider’s role in the treatment process.
⦁    Other similarities and differences in the treatment process that are noteworthy

Please title your paper listing the names of both theories such as, “Matrix Model vs. Solution Focused Therapy.

As you are aware, Unit 7 has your second paper requirement due.  Clear organization of the assignment is an absolute necessity to ensure high quality.  In organizing your paper, I am requiring that you employ the grading rubrics as subheadings on your paper.

Specifically, the 7 subheadings for your paper will be:

  • General theoretical concepts, principles, and agents of change
  • Similarities and differences of stages associated with treatment
  • Similarities and differences associated with positive change
  • Approaching obstacles in the treatment process
  • Human service provider’s role in the treatment process.
  • Other similarities and differences in the treatment process
  • Conclusion

I am requiring this for three reasons: (1) using these subheadings will provide a clear organization to the assignment; (2) in so doing it will increase probability that each required category will be addressed (thereby likely increasing your grade) and; (3) the reviewing and grading process by me will be more consistent across students.

Each written assignment will consist of a paper that is at least 6 full pages. Each paper must be double spaced with size 12 Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins on all sides. You will need to follow the example provided under course information and need a title page, body (at least 6 full pages), and reference section all in APA style. Please use complete sentences, appropriate grammar, spelling, and references. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Information to help with your writing is provided under the APA resources section of the course information tab.
Please be sure to avoid using internet sources such as Wikipedia or other web-based resources that do not have strong academic backing. You must use at least 3 additional scholarly sources not used in this course. Plagiarism detection software will be used to scan each paper and any paper that is determined to have academic integrity issues will earn a score of 0 automatically.

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