A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: Encouraging and Supporting Change in Individuals

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Wiley, Sep 15, 2008 - Psychology - 306 pages
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How do you motivate someone to change a pattern of behaviour? This is an issue faced daily by professionals working in healthcare and criminal justice systems. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication developed for working with substance abuse, but found to be effective for work with a variety of people who are struggling with the idea of behaviour change. This workbook is a complete guide to the motivational approach for any professional who needs to help others to change.

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About the author (2008)

Catherine Fuller (Worcester, UK) has 10 years experience as a manager in the probation service, and now works as an independent trainer for a variety of criminal justice and youth agencies in the UK and Europe.

Phil Taylor (Malvern, UK) has 30 years experience in the probation service and has worked as an independent consultant and trainer for the last 8 years.

Together they wrote the original Toolkit of Motivational Skills for the UK Probation Service in 2003.

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