MET is a form of psycho-therapeutic intervention to evoke change in people with drug abuse/addiction. Therapist uses principles of motivation psychology and assists client to perceive discrepancy between where he or she is and where he or she wants to be. It does not attempt to guide or train the client step by step through recovery, rather it employs motivational strategies to mobilize client’s own change resources. Initially it may be preceded by extensive assessment which includes assessing current problems, decisional consideration and future plans. The later sessions focus on building client motivation to initiate and continue change and later, consolidating commitment.
It is beneficial to treat
1. Drug addiction
2. Gambling problems
3. Internet addiction, Mobile addiction etc.
Sessions: It is a 12 week process to initiate and maintain change and it is usually completed within 90 days.