Ben, 42, occasionally went to the casino with some friends as a fun night out, but lately, he noticed himself returning there on his own, spending hours at a time at a single blackjack table. His friends asked him about it, but he brushed off their concerns. As time passed, he spent more time at the casino and often lied to his wife about it.
Based on what you have learned in this module about the following techniques, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and solution-focused therapy, which approach or approaches do you think are most relevant for Ben’s situation?
Within your discussion, address the following points:
· Define motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and solution-focused therapy applied to addiction.
· What are the two techniques within each counseling style that you think might be relevant to Ben’s situation?
· Why do you think the approach(es) you chose would be helpful in Ben’s situation (be specific and detailed)?