A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson.
Therapeutic Communication Skills
OARS is a skills-based, client-centered model of interactive techniques. These skills include verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors that need to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. This model integrates the five principles of providing quality counseling from the QFP recommendations.
OARS is a skill-based model of interactions adapted from a client-centered approach used in Motivational Interviewing. These skill-based techniques include verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors. Both verbal and non-verbal techniques need to be adapted to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
OARS stands for:
O = Open Ended Questions
A = Affirmations
R = Reflections
S = Summaries
Motivational Interviewing: Open Questions, Affirmation, Reflective Listening, and Summary Reflections (OARS)
Motivational Interviewing provides a foundation for assisting individuals with developing the rationale for beginning change in their lives. This resources provides basic information about the principles on communicating using motivational interviewing.
Motivational Interviewing: The Basics, OARS
(Adapted from handouts by David Rosengren and from Miller & Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing, 2nd Edition, 2002)