Stage Models of Transforming an Identity Stage models provide a useful description of the process by which some people come to call themselves gay or lesbian. The models also suggest a way of looking at how substance use and recovery interact with being gay or lesbian and with the ways people experience their sexual identities.…

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Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies Sessions 1 and 2 rely heavily on the motivational interviewing strategies described in Miller and Rollnick (2002). Motivational interviewing is a technique used in motivational enhancement therapy (MET). The counselor assesses the client’s motivation by using motivational interviewing strategies, which include asking open-ended questions, listening reflectively, affirming the client, summarizing the…

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