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: Preparing People for Change (Applications of Motivational Interviewing )

User Review  - Siva - Goodreads

I found/find this book really difficult to read. It is more of a university type textbook and written in that style, for me. Not like a popular book style which is easier to read and finish. I still have to get the procedure for how to talk to my client. Read full review

Review: Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change (Applications of Motivational Interviewing )

User Review  - Sadaf - Goodreads

No style of therapy works till you work on the motivation of the client to follow the therapy guidelines/adhere to treatment. This should have been a must read for all people in health care and service sector. 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 Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. A clinical psychologist with many years of experience and a codeveloper of MI, he provides consultancy and training on the subjects of motivation, change, and MI. His research and guidelines for good practice have been widely published, and his work on implementation continues, with a current focus on children with HIV/AIDS in Africa, pregnant teens in deprived communities, and MI for schoolteachers and sports coaches.

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