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Learning Activity #5: Scripture Response
- Access the article “Motivational Interviewing: Applications to Christian therapy and church ministry,” by Martin and Sihn, published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity (March 2009). You can access this document through using the EBSCOhost database in Discovery Services.
- Write a 1-page response, addressing the following points.
- Discuss the motivational interviewing strategies used by Jesus in His conversation with the Samaritan woman in John 4:1-26.
- Provide at least one other New Testament example
- APA formatting is only required for citing sources and references.
- **Week Two THREE THEMES DISCUSSION. (RESPOND TO THIS DISCUSSION) Textbook : Motavational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults ( Chapter 3) Sylvie Naar-King/ Mariann Suarez
- Autonomy in my own words is the time during adolescents when we try to figure out this world on our own. It is when we develop our own mind about things and we try to practice navigating this world apart from our parents, who up until adolescents has pretty much made our decisions for us. Recognizing this developmental task is especially important when forming a therapeutic alliance with adolescents and young adults because we can very strategically work around and also use this as a catalyst for change. And we can also be prepared for and expect this attempt for autonomy. Our books says, “you can provide an environment of “supportive autonomy” by eliciting the young person’s perspectives, by providing information and a menu of options, and by emphasizing personal choice and responsibility” (Naar-King & Suarez, 2011, p. 17). Collaboration is the working together of the counselor and the client. It is work that these two do together. The client is much more likely to start and keep a new behavior if they have a hand in choosing that behavior, instead of just being told what to do. This is especially important when forming a therapeutic alliance with adolescents and young adults because as stated above it is a time for trying out the world and making mistakes. This is a good way to guide and to help an adolescent or young adult make decisions collaboratively and try out new behaviors and strategies in a safe place. Our book gives a great example of a parent and child at a playground, “there should be a balance of helping, supporting, and avoiding harm, while simultaneously allowing the child to experiment and problem-solve for him- or herself” (Naar-King & Suarez, 2011, p. 18). Evocation is when the counselor tries to evoke change in the client themselves. It is a kind of coaching them to want to change as opposed to just telling them that they should. This is especially important when forming a therapeutic alliance with adolescents and young adults because by us evoking them to want to change it gives them a better likelihood of them actually changing and keeping the new behavior. If we can get them to want to make a change then they will most likely keep it up which will hopefully let them see success, which is our goal.ReferencesNaar-King, S., & Suarez, M. (2011). Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Week Two Responding to Resistance Discussion ( Respond to this Discussion).
Textbook: Motavational Interviewing with and Adolescents and y/ Mariann Suarezoung Adults ( Chapter 3) Sylvie Naar-King
List and summarize in your words each of the seven therapeutically appropriate responses to resistance.
Select one of the seven responses. Create a scenario and write up how you’d use that response to effectively address resistance in a counseling session.
1.Simple reflection is responding with a reflection of what the young person has stated instead of with a direction or persuasion.
2.Omission reflection is responding with a reflection about what their nonverbals or lack of words is really saying to you.
3.Amplified reflection is responding with an intensified reflection, that is honest and empathetic, which will usually result with a “yeah, but” statement from the young person.
4.Emphasizing personal control is letting the young person know that changing their behavior is ultimately their decision.
5.Pros and cons is the response that occurs when you reflect on the young person’s response before asking them what the pros are of their behavior, and then asking what the cons are.
6.Agreement with a twist is responding to the young person’s statement with a positive reflection of what they say, and then rewording it so that the new statement supports change.
7.Shifting focus is used to stop further resistance from the young person by shifting the conversation to another area of discussion that is relevant as to why they are there. In a way, it can help to bring the young person reassurance.
Liz is a young girl who has been caught drinking several times by her parents, whom brought her to therapy in hopes that Liz will change her behavior and stop.Liz has verbally expressed that she doesn’t like the person she is unless she is intoxicated.She explains that drinking makes her feel more of a person and helps her become more fun and make more friends.
Liz- “I like the way I feel when I drink.People want to be around me more.I can say and do anything I want.”
Therapist- “Drinking makes you feel accepted and carefree.”
That is an example of using simple reflection on what the client is expressing to the therapist.