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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care


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Table of Contents

I. Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing 1. Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Evidence 2. How Motivational Interviewing Fits into Health Care PracticeII. Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing3. Practicing Motivational Interviewing4. Asking5. Listening6. InformingIII. Putting It All Together7. Integrating the Skills8. Case Examples of a Guiding Style 9. Getting Better at Guiding10. Beyond the ConsultationEpilogue: Some Maps to Guide YouAppendix A. Learning More about Motivational InterviewingAppendix B. A Topical Bibliography of Research on Motivational Interviewing

About the Author

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Wales, UK; William R. Miller, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), University of New Mexico, USA and Christopher C. Butler, MD, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Wales, UK


"I highly recommend this book for any practitioner dealing in health behavior change. In a conversational style with numerous helpful examples, the authors translate complex psychological concepts into easy-to-understand terms that will support and guide health care practitioners in improving their consultations with patients. The book is also a 'must' for the shelves of undergraduates and graduate students alike who are interested in motivational interviewing within the world of health care practice." - Judith Carpenter, registered dietitian, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, UK "Many of today's leading causes of death are significantly related to modifiable health behaviors. This book provides a critical approach for helping patients change their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) provides a new alternative to the outdated direct persuasion approach, bringing a breath of fresh air to the conversation between health care providers and those with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. Practical examples and exercises make this book a powerful tool for use in educating medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals about encouraging patients to make healthy choices." - Robert Gabbay, Executive Director, Penn State Diabetes and Obesity Institute, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

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