Table 1: Traditional (Instructor) Approach in Comparison with Motivational (Coach) Approach .
|Traditional ("Instructor")||Motivational ("Coach")|
|~ Focused on correcting the patient's perceptions.||~ Focused on exploring the patient's perceptions.|
|~ Emphasis on the sickness aspect of the problematic behavior.||~ Emphasis on how to improve personal choices in relation to problematic behavior.|
|~ Focused on convincing the patient that there is a problem.||~ Focused on eliciting the patient's concerns about the problem.|
|~ If the patient displays denial, it will be met with argumentation.||~ If the patient displays denial, it will be met with reflection.|