Finding Your Way to Change: How the Power of Motivational Interviewing Can Reveal What You Want and Help You Get There

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Guilford Publications, May 14, 2015 - Psychology - 254 pages
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"I know this change would be good for me, but I just can't seem to commit to it." Whether it's eating healthier, making a long-desired career change, or ending self-destructive patterns in relationships, old habits die hard. The good news is, it's perfectly normal to feel stuck--and with motivational interviewing (MI), you can understand what's keeping you there and how to break free. Allan Zuckoff and Bonnie Gorscak are MI experts who translate this proven counseling approach into powerful self-help strategies and practical tools. Readers learn how to deal with unhelpful pressure to change, both from others and from within; overcome self-judgment and shame; and build confidence for developing and carrying out a doable personal change plan. Vivid stories illustrate the techniques in action. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download more than 60 worksheets (and have the option to fill in forms on-screen before printing and/or saving).

 

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Contents

Considering Change
1
I You Dont Have to Change
11
II Do You Want to Change? Can You Change?
83
III Finding YOUR Way to Change
173
Appendix The History and Science of Motivational Interviewing
249
Resources
257
Index
259
About the Authors
264
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Allan Zuckoff, PhD, is a psychologist who conducts professional training in MI throughout the United States and internationally. He also develops new applications of MI for people facing a variety of personal challenges and life issues. Dr. Zuckoff is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a faculty member in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Bonnie Gorscak, PhD, is a psychologist and MI practitioner who has worked in the mental health field for 30 years.

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