Motivational Interviewing in Groups

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-15
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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A unique clinical resource, this book shows how to infuse the methods and spirit of motivational interviewing (MI) into group-based interventions. The authors demonstrate how the four processes of MI with individuals translate into group contexts. They explain both the challenges and the unique benefits of MI groups, guiding practitioners to build the skills they need to lead psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and support groups successfully. A wealth of clinical examples are featured. Chapters by contributing authors present innovative group applications targeting specific problems: substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, chronic health conditions, weight management, adolescent risk behaviors, intimate partner violence, and sexual offending.

Author Biography

Christopher C. Wagner, PhD, is Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University, with appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. A clinical psychologist, he has led support, psychoeducational, and psychotherapeutic groups targeting addictive behaviors, sexual behaviors and identity, HIV risk reduction and disease coping, schizophrenia, and organ transplant, as well as general adult mental health and development. Dr. Wagner is a past president of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research and is a member and former steering committee member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). His research interests include interpersonal processes in MI and other therapies, and comparing MI with other therapeutic approaches. Karen S. Ingersoll, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. A clinical psychologist, she has conducted support, psychoeducational, and psychotherapeutic groups targeting intimate partner violence, smoking cessation, relapse prevention for addictive behaviors, HIV treatment adherence, and women\u2019s health. Dr. Ingersoll is a corecipient of the Charles C. Shepard Award for Scientific Achievement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for a study that reduced the risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy using an MI intervention. She is a MINT member whose research tests MI as a foundational approach to improve health for people with health and addiction concerns.

Table of Contents

I. Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Groups 1. Introduction 2. Therapeutic Groups 3. Overview of Motivational Interviewing 4. Blending Motivational Interviewing and Group Practice 5. The Evidence Base for Motivational Interviewing Groups II. Motivational Interviewing Groups in Practice 6. Designing Motivational Interviewing Groups 7. Implementing Motivational Interviewing Groups 8. Shaping Group Conversations 9. Phase I: Engaging the Group 10. Phase II: Exploring Perspectives 11. Phase III: Broadening Perspectives 12. Phase IV: Moving into Action III. Applications of Motivational Interviewing Groups 13. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Mandated Substance Abuse Clients, Sandra S. Downey and Wendy R. Johnson 14. Transtheoretical Model Combination Groups for Cocaine Abuse, Mary Marden Velasquez, Nanette S. Stephens, and Kelli L. Drenner 15. Motivational Interviewing Empowerment Groups for Women with Addictions, Frances Jasiura, Winnie Hunt, and Cristine Urquhart 16. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Dually Diagnosed Patients, Steve Martino and Elizabeth J. Santa Ana 17. Motivational Interviewing Groups for People with Chronic Health Conditions, Claire Lane, Susan Butterworth, and Linda Speck 18. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Weight Management, Erin C. Dunn, Jacki Hecht, and Jonathan Krejci 19. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Men with a History of Intimate Partner Violence, Ann Carden and Mark Farrall 20. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Men with a History of Aggressive Sexual Behaviors, David S. Prescott and Marilyn Ross 21. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Adolescents and Emerging Adults, Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, Scott T. Walters, and John S. Baer

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