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Brief Interventions 

Brief Interventions
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Brief Interventions
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10.1093/med/9780199958184.003.0009
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date: 03 April 2020

Chapter 9 covers the adaptations of motivational interviewing (MI) such as brief interventions in medical settings. The clinical indications of brief interventions are reviewed. A model of brief interventions, SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), is discussed. Potential pitfalls in the use of brief interventions in medical encounters are reviewed. Different types of brief interventions in diverse clinical settings such as brief advice, behavior change counseling, and MI-based brief interventions are illustrated by clinical scenarios.

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