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Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook 2ed

by David Rosengren Guilford Publications
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Many tens of thousands of mental health and health care professionals have used this top training resource - now significantly revised with 65% new content reflecting important advances in the field - to develop and sharpen their skills in motivational interviewing (MI). Clear explanations of core MI concepts are accompanied by carefully crafted sample dialogues, exercises, and practice opportunities. Readers build proficiency for moving through the four processes of MI—engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning—using open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries (OARS), plus information exchange. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes more than 80 reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials.


New to This Edition

    • Fully revised and restructured around the new four-process model of MI.

    • Chapters on exploring values and goals and finding the horizon.

    • Additional exercises, now with downloadable worksheets.

    • Teaches how to tailor OARS skills (such as asking questions) for each MI process.

    • Integrates key ideas from positive psychology.


AUDIENCE: Mental health practitioners, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and counselors; nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals who treat patients or clients with behavioral health issues.


COURSE USE: Serves as a text in MI-related courses offered in graduate training programs, and as a supplement in courses on client engagement, interviewing, and professional practice.


I. The Journey Ahead
1. Introduction
2. What Is MI and Why Use It?
3. Introduction to the Four Processes
II. Engaging: The Relational Foundation
4. The Use of OARS: Reflective Listening
5. The Use of OARS: Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, and Summaries
6. Exploring Values and Goals
III. Focusing: The Strategic Direction
7. Finding the Horizon
8. Exchanging Information
IV. Evoking: Preparation for Change
9. Recognizing Change and Sustain Talk
10. Evoking Motivation
11. Responding to Sustain Talk and Dancing with Discord
V. Planning: The Bridge to Change
12. Transitioning into Planning
13. Developing a Change Plan, Strengthening Commitment, and Supporting Change
VI. The Practice of MI
14. Learning MI
Appendix. Establishing an MI Learning Community

"An informative read for those providers wanting their patients to improve their health behaviors but not seeing positive changes with their current methods." (on the first edition)
David Rosengren, PhD, is President and CEO of the Prevention Research Institute, a private nonprofit organization in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a clinical psychologist with a broad background in treatment, research, training, and administration. Previously, he was a research scientist and consultant at the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, as well as an MI consultant and trainer. Dr. Rosengren helped to establish the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, an international association representing more than a thousand MI trainers spread across 35 countries and six continents. His research interests include mechanisms of change for clients and practitioners, training methods and implementation, and dissemination science. He has authored journal articles and book chapters on addictions, MI, training, and the change process.