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 behavior change, enhancing the client's confidence, resolving ambivalence, solidifying commitment to change, and negotiating a change plan. The utility of the book is enhanced by the large-size format and lay-flat binding. The book shows how to navigate each session using microskills that many clinicians already know: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening and summaries, or OARS for short.
This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller.
Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet the Author
David B. Rosengren, PhD, a clinical psychologist, works for the Prevention Research Institute (Lexington, Kentucky); is a research affiliate with the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute; and provides training and consultation in MI. His work and research themes are motivation, the process of change, and training methods. In 1993, he completed Miller and Rollnick’s initial training for MI trainers and has provided training in MI since, including serving as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles on MI-related topics.