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Building Motivational Interviewing Skills A Practitioner Workbook



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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. Working alone or with a partner or study group, the reader is taken step by step through practicing 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.

Author Biography

David B. Rosengren, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute; a clinical research specialist for the Prevention Research Institute, Lexington, Kentucky; a motivational interviewing (MI) consultant and trainer; and a clinical psychologist in private practice. His primary research and clinical interests are motivation, the process of change, and training methods. Dr. Rosengren has provided MI training since 1993, including serving as a master trainer for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles on MI-related topics.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Note, William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick 1. Introduction 2. Foundations of MI 3. The Use of OARS: Reflective Listening 4. The Use of OARS: Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, and Summaries 5. Recognizing, Reinforcing, and Eliciting Change Talk 6. Managing Resistance 7. Opening a Session or Topic 8. Working with Ambivalence 9. Information Sharing, Offering a Concern, and Giving Advice 10. The Key Question 11. Negotiating a Treatment Plan 12. Learning MI Appendix A. Establishing an MI Learning Group Appendix B. Additional Resources

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