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  • A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: Encouraging and Supporting Change in Individuals, 2nd Edition

    A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: Encouraging and Supporting Change in Individuals, 2nd Edition

    by P Taylor and C Fuller

    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. *Contents:* About the Authors vii Acknowledgements ix 1. What...

  • Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook

    Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook

    by David B. Rosengren

    Developing expertise in motivational interviewing (MI) takes practice, which is exactly the point of this engaging, user-friendly workbook. The volume is packed with real-world examples from a range of clinical settings, as well as sample interactions and hands-on learning activities. The author is an experienced MI researcher, clinician, and trainer who facilitates learning with quizzes, experiential exercises, and reproducible worksheets. The reader learns step by step how to practice core MI skills: raising the importance of behaviour change, fostering the client's confidence, resolving ambivalence, solidifying commitment to change, and negotiating a...

  • Motivational Interviewing in Groups

    Motivational Interviewing in Groups

    by Christopher C Wagner

    A unique clinical resource, this book shows how to infuse the methods and spirit of motivational interviewing (MI) into group-based interventions. The authors demonstrate how the four processes of MI with individuals translate into group contexts. They explain both the challenges and the unique benefits of MI groups, guiding practitioners to build the skills they need to lead psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and support groups successfully. A wealth of clinical examples are featured. Chapters by contributing authors present innovative group applications targeting specific problems: substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, chronic health conditions, weight...

  • Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

    Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

    by Rollnick, Miller and Butler

    Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behaviour change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices...

  • Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning

    Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning

    The first teacher's guide to the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI), this pragmatic book shows how to use everyday interactions with students as powerful opportunities for change. MI comprises skills and strategies that can make brief conversations about any kind of behavioral, academic, or peer-related challenges more effective. Extensive sample dialogues bring to life the "do's and don'ts" of talking to K-12 students (and their parents) in ways that promote self-directed problem solving and personal growth. User-friendly features include learning exercises and reflection questions; aditional helpful resources are...

  • Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Strategies for Engaging Parents, Teachers, and Students

    Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Strategies for Engaging Parents, Teachers, and Students

    One of the greatest challenges for mental health and other professionals in school settings is to get students, families, and staff willing to partake of and engaged in their services. This is the first book on applying motivational interviewing (MI)-a powerful, evidence-based technique for facilitating behaviour change-throughout the school environment to help psychologists, counsellors and other school-based professionals to improve the effectiveness of their practice. Based on encouraging research on the value of MI in K-12 settings, this practical book explains the basic elements of MI theory and demonstrates, step-by-step, how...

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