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A 42-year-old female diagnosed with asthma


Dr Helen Lindner,
The Australian Psychological Society,

Ms Laura Sciacchitano,
The Australian Psychological Society,


This case describes Motivational Interviewing as an approach that can be used by a Health Psychologist when assisting someone with a chronic condition (in this case asthma).

The aim of the case study is to demonstrate how Motivational Interviewing can be used as a technique to improve adherence to preventative-treatment medicines and help change a patient's lifestyle factors that are related to their illness and overall well-being.

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