How Motivational Interviewing Makes your ABA Therapy More Effective
If you have heard about Motivational Interviewing, you are probably wondering “How can Motivational Interviewing, make my ABA sessions more effective?”
And I am here to give you some information that may help you see the connection between ABA and Motivational Interviewing.
We all know the effectiveness of ABA. But parent’s inability or refusal to use the same strategies we use during our sessions can make it seem like ABA Therapy is not effective. And sometimes we even start doubting ourselves as professionals because we are not seeing the RESULTS we want to see.
I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
Imagine if it didn’t have to be this hard? And if the responsibility of interventions did not fall on YOU!
What happens when parents are not seeing the results they want from therapy?
YOU work harder.
YOU bring your research to show them it works.
YOU start using all your BIG behavior words to get BUY IN…
And when you see that it doesn’t work!
You BURN OUT!
I have a proposed solution for you: Motivational Interviewing (MI)
But what is MI?
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is:
Motivational Interviewing is non- judgmental, non- confrontational, and non- adversarial.
Once you are able to use MI strategies more effectively in facilitates a partnership with parents, it shifts the working alliance, so you are not the only one responsible for the change and it allows you to work smarter instead of harder and achieve generalization of your interventions.