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Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide about diagnosing and treating addictive disorders. As you watch the 187 Models of Treatment for Addiction video, consider what treatment model you may use the most with clients presenting with addiction.

Search the Walden Library databases and choose a research article that discusses a therapeutic approach for treating clients, families, or groups with addictive disorders.

In a 5- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation, address the following. Your title and references slides do not count toward the 5- to 10-slide limit

  • Provide an overview of the article you selected.

What population (individual, group, or family) is under consideration?

  • What was the specific intervention that was used? Is this a new intervention or one that was already studied?
  • What were the author’s claims?
  • Explain the findings/outcomes of the study in the article. Include whether this will translate into practice with your own clients. If so, how? If not, why?

Explain whether the limitations of the study might impact your ability to use the findings/outcomes presented in the article. 

  • Use the Notes function of PowerPoint to craft presenter notes to expand upon the content of your slides. 
  • Support your response with at least three other peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. 

(1) Models of Treatment for Addiction | Addiction Counselor Training Series - YouTube 

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Motivational interviewing on
Alcohol Addicts
Student’s Name
Due Date

Motivational Interviewing and
Client Response
➢ The article focused on collecting data from 132 hospitalized
adults, with both sexual and alcohol addiction disorders.
➢ The sexual and alcohol addicts were obtained from two hospital

emergency departments.
➢ Patients are then exposed to open questions, closed questions
and complex reflections.

➢ The data collected was then analyzed in relation to client talk
before and after the client is exposed to motivational

Motivational Interviewing
➢ In the article, motivational interviewing
is the therapeutic intervention that is
applied to help the sexual and alcohol
addiction victims.
➢ It is a psychotherapy tactic applied
among drug and alcohol addiction
➢ The technique employs a communication
style that employs certain strategies to
encourage talk, reflective listening and
shared decision making.

Authors Claim and Findings of the
➢ According to the authors, different Motivational Interviewing behaviors are

associated with different outcomes.
➢ Paraphrasing and simple reflections help clients maintain change and sustain

➢ In addition, open questions and complex reflections produce change talk after

sustain talk.
➢ Simple and paraphrasing reflections were associated with maintaining high

client talk.
➢ Open questions and complex reflections were associated with high odds of

client talk following sustain talk.

Analysis of Findings
➢ Client motivation is found to be influenced by therapist behaviors
during an interaction.
➢ The study also suggests that it is important to distinguish the types

of reflections when dealing ...

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