Synopses & Reviews
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, fostering 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 book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.
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.
About 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 Washingtons 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 Rollnicks 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.
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