Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

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Guilford Publications, Dec 17, 2010 - Psychology - 224 pages
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This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.

This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

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Sylvie Naar, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University. A pediatric psychologist, she conducts research on motivational and family therapy interventions for youth with HIV, asthma, diabetes, and obesity, and for adolescent risk reduction. Dr. Naar is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is responsible for the MI training of medical residents at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Mariann Suarez, PhD, ABPP, is Head of Child Psychology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine. She is a pediatric psychologist whose research focuses on the use of motivational interviewing in the areas of substance misuse, child abuse and parenting, and the training of medical students and community practitioners. Dr. Suarez is a Diplomate in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

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