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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...

  • 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: Helping Patients Change Behaviour

    Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behaviour

    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 Social Work Practice

    Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice

    by Melinda Hohman

    Motivational interviewing (MI) offers powerful tools for helping social work clients draw on their strengths to make desired changes in their lives. This reader-friendly book introduces practitioners and students to MI and demonstrates how to integrate this evidence-based method into direct practice. Melinda Hohman and her associates describe innovative applications for diverse clients and practice areas, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, community organizing, and others. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate MI skills in action with individuals and groups. The book also presents best practices for MI training, teaching, and...

  • Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Anxiety

    Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Anxiety

    by Henny A. Westra

    This practical book provides effective strategies for helping therapy clients with anxiety resolve ambivalence and increase their intrinsic motivation for change. The author shows how to infuse the spirit and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) into cognitive-behavioural therapy or any other anxiety-focused treatment. She describes specific ways to use MI as a pre-treatment intervention or integrate it throughout the course of therapy whenever motivational impasses occur. Vivid clinical material--including a chapter-length case example of a client presenting with anxiety and depression--enhances the utility of this accessible guide. *Contents:* I. Behaviour Change...

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