Motivation and Autonomy in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Behavior Change: A Look at Theory and Practice

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The authors describe motivation and how it is addressed in different approaches to counseling. Ethical and multicultural issues with regard to autonomy and motivation are also presented.   
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the different forms of client motivation.
  • Explain how motivation is addressed by the major theoretical approaches to counseling.
  • Describe the primary ethical and multicultural considerations involved when supporting client autonomy.          
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Richard M. Ryan, PhD Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Education, University of Rochester

Martin F. Lynch, PhD Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Counselor Education programss at the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

Maarten Vansteenkiste, PhD Faculty Member, Psychology Department, Ghent University in Belgium

Edward L. Deci, PhD Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Rochester          


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