Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
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Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

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This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of 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 "d...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 468 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Guilford Press (first published October 18th 2012)
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Morgan Blackledge
I read an earlier addition of this manual when I was in school working towards my MA. I thought it was brilliant back then. But I had no idea how effective this stuff would be in practice. I'm currently doing my (MFT) internships and just beginning to implement this stuff, and WOW, it really works.

The first time I experienced a client drop dramatic, sudden, emphatic change talk in a session my jaw just about hit the floor. I was with a client who was on the verge of becoming homeless, but could...more
Chelsea Jennings
This is the most logical and effective approach I've learned for evoking change in people. I've seen it work in practice. It's pretty amazing. It would be a very good thing if this were required reading and training for everyone working in counseling, social work, medicine, criminal justice and teen mentoring as well as many other applications.
Motivational Interviewing is a useful style of interacting with people in counseling situations where the person may not want to be there & may not see the need for change. This book gives a very easy-to-understand & practical guide to using this style to help people build their own motivation for change. It provides a good mix of theory & practice for clinicians & I think it's useful for anyone who works with people who may not want help.
Reading this book (and attending a seminar) has really helped me to improve my clinical skills. I even noticed that I was a better listener at the office if I had been reading Motivational Interviewing the night before. I guess you're never too old to learn...
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Roberta Sorenson
Now to put this into practice...
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