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Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change 3ed

by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick Guilford Publications
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The Groundbreaking Clinical Guide and Text  More than 350,000 in print!  


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 "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.

  • Additional case examples and counseling situations.

  • Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity.  


Pedagogical Features Include:

  • Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion.  

  • Key points at the end of each chapter.  

  • Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.

  • Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary.   


This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

I. What Is Motivational Interviewing? 1. Conversations about Change2. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing 3. The Method of Motivational InterviewingII. Engaging: The Relational Foundation 4. Engagement and Disengagement 5. Listening: Understanding the Person’s Dilemma 6. Core Interviewing Skills: OARS 7. Exploring Values and Goals III. Focusing: The Strategic Direction 8. Why Focus?9. Finding the Horizon 10. When Goals Differ11. Exchanging InformationIV. Evoking: Preparation for Change 12. Ambivalence: Change Talk and Sustain Talk13. Evoking the Person’s Own Motivation14. Responding to Change Talk15. Responding to Sustain Talk and Discord 16. Evoking Hope and Confidence17. Counseling with Neutrality18. Developing Discrepancy V. Planning: The Bridge to Change 19. From Evoking to Planning 20. Developing a Change Plan 21. Strengthening Commitment 22. Supporting ChangeVI. Motivational Interviewing in Everyday Practice 23. Experiencing Motivational Interviewing24. Learning Motivational Interviewing25. Applying Motivational Interviewing 26. Integrating Motivational InterviewingVII. Evaluating Motivational Interviewing 27. Research Evidence and the Evolution of Motivational Interviewing28. Evaluating Motivational ConversationsAppendix A. Glossary of Motivational Interviewing TermsAppendix B. A Bibliography of Motivational Interviewing, Christopher J. McLouth

“Not only has the original book become a classic, but MI has taken the world by storm....The methods described gel extremely well with social work's strengths/empowerment perspective.”  —Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions   


“Highly recommended to all practitioners in health settings and to clinicians supervising and teaching others.”  —Drug and Alcohol Review   


“The strength of this book lies in its reader-friendly yet scholarly approach.”  —Community Mental Health Journal


“This approach is one that can be powerfully used by occupational therapy practitioners who are working in mental health and substance abuse settings, or any psychosocial behavioral health setting....In preparing professional students for practice, I view this approach as foundational to their effectiveness in building motivation and strengthening commitment to change with their clients.”  —Occupational Therapy in Mental Health


“This text is filled with exemplary phrases that psychiatrists can incorporate into their lexicons....MI is compatible with evidence-based clinical skills and a variety of psychotherapy perspectives, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, and family systems theory. The book illustrates clinical case examples to prepare psychiatrists who work in all different types of settings....This is a user-friendly, engaging, and comprehensive text that should be required reading for all practicing clinicians.”  —Clinical Psychiatry News   


“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.”  —Addiction Today
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 Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. A clinical psychologist with many years of experience and a codeveloper of MI, as well as a cofounder of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dr. Rollnick provides consultancy and training on the subjects of motivation, change, and MI. His research and guidelines for good practice have been widely published, and his work on implementation continues, with a current focus on children with HIV/AIDS in Africa, pregnant teens in deprived communities, and MI for teachers and sports coaches.