Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change

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Guilford Press, 2002 - Psychology - 428 pages
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Since the initial publication of this breakthrough work, Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been used by countless clinicians. Theory and methods have evolved apace, reflecting new knowledge on the process of behavior change, a growing body of outcome research, and the development of new applications within and beyond the addictions field. Extensively rewritten, this revised and expanded second edition now brings MI practitioners and trainees fully up to date. William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick explain how to work through ambivalence to facilitate change, present detailed guidelines for using their approach, and reflect on the process of learning MI. Chapters contributed by other leading experts then address such special topics as MI and the stages-of-change model, applications in medical, public health, and criminal justice settings, and using the approach with groups, couples, and adolescents.

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Review: Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

User Review  - K - Goodreads

Excellent. It's too bad that, as the authors say, you can't become a proficient motivational interviewer from reading a book. Still, though, the concepts and methods laid out in this book are clear ... Read full review

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User Review  - Troy Littlejohn - Goodreads

I am going to re-read this book over and over again because it is a great tool to relate to people on a professional level. Any counseling should add this technique to their tool belt of techniques. Read full review

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William R. Miller, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, where he is also Codirector of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller's publications encompass more than 300 articles and chapters as well as 27 books, including [i]Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives[/i](with Janet C'de Baca). He maintains an active interest in pastoral counseling and the integration of spirituality and psychology. Dr. Miller is supported by a 15-year senior career Research Scientist Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which allows him to focus full time on clinical research.

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Health Care Communication in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, UK. He practiced in a primary care setting for 16 years and then became a teacher and researcher on the subject of communication. Dr. Rollnick has written books on motivational interviewing and health behavior change, has published widely in scientific journals, and has taught practitioners and trainers in many countries throughout the world.

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