Synopses & Reviews
"A classic in the field of addiction treatment. The book contains many practical and helpful procedures that can be used by clinicians and counselors to motivate their clients for treatment or participation in self-help groups....I recommend it highly as a refreshing alternative to the traditional 'confrontational' style advocated by adherents of the disease model of addiction. This book will do much to move people with addiction problems into the 'action stage' of dealing more effectively with their problems.' --G. Alan Marlatt, coeditor of Relapse Prevention
, and Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
"'Must' reading for clinicians working with people [who have] problems with addictions. Practical clinical techniques, clearly articulated theory, fascinating case examples, and a series of chapters showing the application of the principles and techniques to diverse populations all make this a valuable book....It will be required reading for all my students, counselors, and therapists." --Barbara McCrady, Professor and Acting Director, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University
"The book by Miller and Rollnick is of great significance...it promises to become the 'bible' of motivational interviewing. Everything that is needed to learn and benefit from this new approach is here....Any therapist who wishes to acquire familiarity with one of the most important developments of recent times in the treatment of addictive behaviors should read and consult this book. Certainly, no one concerned with improving their understanding and skills in this field of treatment should be without it." --Nick Heather, Professor of Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of New South Wales
"Miller and Rollnick have produced a landmark guide for effective counseling of clients with such maladaptive behaviors as excessive alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, compulsive gambling, and sex abuse....The whole book is compassionate and humane in its approaches and is replete with specific, interestingly written accounts of actual sessions....This work is likely to make a material contribution toward more realistic, nondogmatic styles in the treatment of behavioral problems." --Don Cahalan, Professor of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley
"We adopted the text for a clinically oriented class on substance abuse and were very pleased with the book and its procedures. Students find it very helpful because it shows how the theories and methods they are learning may be put into practice. The book is great for hands-on clinical practice dealing with substance abuse." --Professor Frank L. Collins, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Program, Oklahoma State University Psychology Department
"Specific, concrete. Excellent therapeutic approach. Clearly written." --Stanley G. McCracken, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Tinley Park, IL
"Text contains strong ideas with an empirical base." --Cass Dykeman, Ph.D., Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA; Course: Addictive Behavior Counseling
"Simply the best text of its type." --J.F. Stand, Ph.D., Rehabilitation College of Springfield College, MA, course: Rehabilitation of Alcoholics
"This book is excellent--on the cutting edge." --Bruce Underwood, Dr. Ph., Chapman University (course: Seminar in Exercise Science)
"We adopted the text for a clinically oriented class on substance abuse and were very pleased with the book and its procedures. Students found it very helpful because it showed how the theories and methods they were learning may be put into practice. The book is great for hands-on clinical practice in dealing with substance abuse." --Frank Collins, PhD, Director of Clinical Programs, Oklahoma State University, Psychology Department
"Well organized and well written. Packed with useful information." --Ann Tomey, Indiana State University, Terre Haute; Recommended text; Graduate, courses have various titles
"Miller and Rollnick have initiated an interdisciplinary movement in how practitioners can interact with patients to facilitate behavior change. The term motivational interviewing (MI) is even becoming part of the vernacular in medicine. However, the diffusion process runs the risk of diluting the spirit and fidelity of MI. This second edition will help to circumvent this tendency. The book adds substance, breadth, clarity, and evidence to the clinical and training processes, and will add momentum to mainstreaming motivational approaches to behavior change in health care. Primary care physicians and practitioners can enrich their professional work and improve patient outcomes by learning about MI. I expect exponential progress will occur over the next 10 years."--Rick Botelho, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester
"A decade ago, I had the opportunity to review a refreshing and exciting book called Motivational Interviewing. I predicted it would become a classic in the field, and indeed it did. Now the authors have provided us with a wonderful, enlightening second edition that will continue to be a classic. From the time of the first edition, MI has taken by storm not only the addictions field, but also the health care field in general. Consequently, much is new in the book. Miller and Rollnick have done it again--they have delivered a gem of a book that should be read by anyone, whatever their discipline, who provides clinical services."--Linda C. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University
"Motivational interviewing has come of age. The first edition became a modern classic in the field; a decade later, this second edition shows how MI has matured as Miller and Rollnick and their many collaborators have gained in experience. The ideas are sharpened, the research base stronger, and the applications broader, now extending well beyond the treatment of addictions. But the essence remains the same: how to help people become 'ready, willing, and able' to make changes that improve the quality of their lives."--Jim Orford, PhD, Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
"The work of Miller and Rollnick is having a major impact on how therapists help to motivate clients [in the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors]. It is refreshing to see the values of humanistic psychology and the principles of client-centered therapy reflected throughout this text. With an expanded focus on how people learn motivational interviewing, this new second edition will help readers gain both the knowledge and skills to prepare people to change their behavior and health habits. I highly recommend it."--G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Department of Psychology, University of Washington
"The strength of this book lies in its reader friendly yet scholarly approach to the topic of motivational interviewing. Most chapters have a mixture of practical case examples, research data, figures, models, and assessment instruments. The book will be a valuable addition to clinicians...and to administrators considering adding this practice model to their array of services in their organizations."--Community Mental Health Journal
Since the initial publication of this classic text, motivational interviewing (MI) has been used by countless clinicians in diverse settings. Theory and methods have evolved apace, reflecting new knowledge on the process of behavior change, a growing body of outcome research, and the development of new applications within and beyond the addictions field. Including 25 nearly all-new chapters, this revised and expanded second edition now brings MI practitioners and trainees fully up to date. William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick explain how to work through ambivalence to facilitate change, present detailed guidelines for using their approach with a variety of clinical populations, and reflect on the process of learning MI. Chapters contributed by other leading experts then address such special topics as MI and the stages-of-change model; using the approach with groups, couples, and adolescents; and applications to general medical care, health promotion, and criminal justice settings.
This bestselling work has introduced hundreds of thousands of professionals and students to motivational interviewing (MI), a proven approach to helping people overcome ambivalence that gets in the way of change. William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick explain current thinking on the process of behavior change, present the principles of MI, and provide detailed guidelines for putting it into practice. Case examples illustrate key points and demonstrate the benefits of MI in addictions treatment and other clinical contexts. The authors also discuss the process of learning MI. The volumes final section brings together an array of leading MI practitioners to present their work in diverse settings.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-342) and index.
About the Author
William R. Miller is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, and Director of the Research Division of UNM's Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. He has published 17 books and more than 100 articles and chapters, focusing primarily on the treatment of alcohol problems and addictive behaviors. He has developed and evaluated a variety of innovative clinical strategies and, along with G. Alan Marlatt, designed a comprehensive set of structured clinical interviews for pre-treatment and follow-up assessment of alcohol problems. He has held numerous research grants, founded a private practice, served as a consultant to many organizations, and currently holds a 5-year Senior Career Research Scientist Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Stephen Rollnick has worked in the addictions field over the past 16 years as a clinician, supervisor, trainer, and manager. His research interests cover the process and outcome of treatment and training. The author of a variety of papers and articles on these and other topics, he currently works as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in a general practice setting and is completing collaborative studies with the World Health Organization and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Table of Contents
1. Why Do People Change?
2. Ambivalence: The Dilemma of Change
3. Facilitating Change
4. What Is Motivational Interviewing?
5. Change and Resistance: Opposite Sides of a Coin
6. Phase 1: Building Motivation for Change
7. Responding to Change Talk
8. Responding to Resistance
9. Enhancing Confidence
10. Phase 2: Strengthening Commitment to Change
11. A Practical Case Example
12. Ethical Considerations
III. Learning Motivational Interviewing
13. Reflections on Learning
14. Facilitating Learning
IV. Applications of Motivational Interviewing
15. Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change, DiClemente and Velasquez
16. The Efficacy of Motivational Interviewing and Its Adaptations: What We Know So Far, Burke, Arkowitz, and Dunn
17. Motivational Interviewing in Medical and Public Health Settings, Resnicow, DiIorio, Soet, Borrelli, Ernst, Hecht, and Thevos
18. Variations on a Theme: Motivational Interviewing and Its Adaptations, Rollnick, Allison, Ballasiotes, Barth, Butler, Rose, and Rosengren
19. The Role of Values in Motivational Interviewing, Wagner and Sanchez
20. Motivational Interviewing and Treatment Adherence, Zweben and Zuckoff
21. Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults, Baer and Peterson
22. Motivational Interviewing with Criminal Justice Populations, Ginsburg, Mann, Rotgers, and Weekes
23. Motivational Interviewing with Couples, Burke, Vassilev, Kantchelov, and Zweben
24. Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Dual Disorders, Handmaker, Packard, and Conforti
25. Perils and Possibilities of Group-Based Motivational Interviewing, Walters, Ogle, and Martin