Motivational Interviewing in Health Care Helping Patients Change Behavior

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 11/7/2007
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Cardiff Univ., Wales, UK. Presents tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medical adherence and safer sex practices. For psychologists. Softcover, hardcover available. DNLM: Behavior Therapy - methods.

Author Biography

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Health Care Communication in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. He practiced in a primary care setting for 16 years and then became a teacher and researcher on the subject of communication. Dr. Rollnick has written books on motivational interviewing and health behavior change and has a special interest in challenging consultations in health and social care. He has published widely in scientific journals and has taught practitioners and trainers in many countries throughout the world.


William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, where he joined the faculty in 1976. He served as Director of Clinical Training for UNM's American Psychological Association-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology and as Codirector of UNM’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller’s publications include 35 books and more than 400 articles and chapters. He introduced the concept of motivational interviewing in a 1983 article. The Institute for Scientific Information names him as one of the world's most cited scientists.


Christopher C. Butler, MD, is Professor of Primary Care Medicine and head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University. He trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town and in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. For his doctoral work, under the direction of Stephen Rollnick, he developed and evaluated behavior change counseling and conducted qualitative research into patients’ perceptions of advice against smoking from clinicians. Dr. Butler has published more than 70 papers, mainly on health behavior change and common infections. He has a general medical practice in a former coal-mining town in south Wales.

Table of Contents

Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Evidencep. 3
How Motivational Interviewing Fits into Health Care Practicep. 11
Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing
Practicing Motivational Interviewingp. 33
Askingp. 44
Listeningp. 65
Informingp. 86
Putting It All Together
Integrating the Skillsp. 111
Case Examples of a Guiding Stylep. 121
Getting Better at Guidingp. 140
Beyond the Consultationp. 157
Epilogue: Some Maps to Guide Youp. 173
Learning More about Motivational Interviewingp. 177
A Topical Bibliography of Research on Motivational Interviewingp. 183
Indexp. 205
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