Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Motivational interviewing is a client-centered counseling style that aims to help reduce ambivalence and create a behavior change. It is typically done in a one-on-one setting. The purpose of this research was to test a group educational session based on motivational interviewing strategies, for its effectiveness in evoking an individualized behavior changes in a group of college students. The session utilized several techniques specifically chosen to be most effective in reducing ambivalence and helping students discover their own individual solution to a problem in order to more successfully make a health related change in their lives.
Year of Submission
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©Hannah Jo Culbertson
Culbertson, Hannah Jo, "Making a Change: Motivational Interviewing in a College Group Setting" (2012). Honors Program Theses. 734.