Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Hardback Applications of Motivational Interviewing (Hardcover)

By (author) William R. Miller, By (author) Stephen Rollnick

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 482 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 229mm x 33mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1609182278
  • ISBN 13: 9781609182274
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 3,868

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This is the authoritative, bestselling guide that professionals and students turn to for a complete introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI - engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning - and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material. New to This Edition: * reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI * fully restructured around the new four-process model * all chapters now authored by Miller and Rollnick * additional case examples and counseling situations * reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity.

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Author information

William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He introduced motivational interviewing in a 1983 article and in the original edition of this book, with Stephen Rollnick, in 1991. His research has focused particularly on the treatment and prevention of addictions, with broader implications for the psychology of change. Dr. Miller is a recipient of the international Jellinek Memorial Award, two career achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, and an Innovators in Combating Substance Abuse award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among many other honors. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him as one of the world's most cited scientists. Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is Professor of Health Care Communication in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He worked as a clinical psychologist in mental health and in primary health care for many years, and then turned to how motivational interviewing could be used to improve challenging consultations in health and social care. His research and guidelines for good practice have been widely published, and his work on implementation continues, with a focus on children with HIV/AIDS in Africa and pregnant teens in deprived communities. Drs. Rollnick and Miller are corecipients of the Engel Award from the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

Review quote

"Miller and Rollnick, the founders and authors of Motivational Interviewing, stress that MI is not simply a technique to help people change but more a way of relating to others, an interpersonal style. This subtle but vital point is made throughout the latest volume, the most thourough guide to the subject yet. This third edition contains a large amount of updated material from earlier versions. Iy is excellently written and a genuine pleasure to read, being highly accessible for clinical practitioners and lay people alike. ... This book is essential reading for anyone in the business of helping people to change and will be considered an invaluable resource for many years to come." - Emmet Gomes, Addicition Today, March 2013 "A superb, readable guide to theory and practice. MI has fundamentally changed the way we think about working with less motivated clients, especially in today's healthcare climate, with its emphasis on evidence-based brief treatments. The four-phase framework introduced in this edition greatly simplifies the way that MI is delivered. Miller and Rollnick do a superb job of breaking down a complex process. At each step, readers see exactly why the provider is choosing certain questions or statements over others." - Scott T. Walters, PhD, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center "The most complete explication of MI to date. Building on the explosion of MI research in the past decade, most of the material in this third edition is new, including compelling advances in understanding how MI influences the process of personal change. This book is destined to have an enormous impact on the field. It is a 'must-adopt' text for courses in psychology, counseling, social work, mental health, addictions, and healthcare more broadly." - Timothy J. O'Farrell, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Table of contents

Part I: What Is Motivational Interviewing? Conversations about Change. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. The Method of Motivational Interviewing. Part II: Engaging: The Relational Foundation. Engagement and Disengagement. Listening: Understanding the Person's Dilemma. Core Interviewing Skills: OARS. Exploring Values and Goals. Part III: Focusing: The Strategic Direction. Why Focus? Finding the Horizon. When Goals Differ. Exchanging Information. Part IV: Evoking: Preparation for Change. Evoking the Person's Own Motivation. Responding to Change Talk. Responding to Sustain Talk and Discord. Evoking Hope and Confidence. Counseling with Neutrality. Developing Discrepancy. Part V: Planning: The Bridge to Change. Developing a Change Plan. Strengthening Commitment. Supporting Change. Part VI: Motivational Interviewing in Everyday Practice. Experiencing Motivational Interviewing. Applying Motivational Interviewing. Integrating Motivational Interviewing. Part VII: Evaluating Motivational Interviewing. Research Evidence and the Evolution of Motivational Interviewing. Evaluating Motivational Conversations. Appendix A: Glossary of Motivational Interviewing Terms. McLouth, Appendix B: A Bibliography of Motivational Interviewing.