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Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a counseling approach that combines motivational interviewing (MI) and personalized feedback of assessment results. This intervention can be applied to a wide variety of behavioral domains but originated in the area of addictions and has been most widely applied to individuals with alcoholism and substance use disorders. MET was developed and tested empirically in a format that involved an assessment of factors related to the early effects of alcohol and a 1-hour review of results in a MI consistent style. Although the term Motivational Enhancement Therapy was first used to describe the treatment approach used in Project MATCH (described further in this entry), it has broadened to signify the combination of MI and feedback within any clinical or research context. ...

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