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Motivational Interviewing (on sale)

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This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behaviour change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context.

Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence.

Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalising and internalising behaviour problems.


 PART I The Guide

  • 1. Introduction: Why Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults? 
  • 2. Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Brief Review of Development 
  • 3. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing 
  • 4. Person-Centered Guiding Skills 
  • 5. Responding to Resistance 
  • 6. Change Talk 
  • 7. Commitment 
  • 8. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Your Practice 


PART II. Side Trips 

  • 9. Alcohol Problems
  • 10. Marijuana Use, Denise Walker
  • 11. The Juvenile Justice System
  • 12. Sexual Risk Reduction
  • 13. Smoking
  • 14. Psychiatric Disorders
  • 15. Eating Disorders
  • 16. Obesity in Minorities
  • 17. Self-Care for Chronic Medical Conditions
  • 18. Group Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • 19. Applications in Schools
  • 20. Family-Based Intervention

PART III. Choosing Your Own Path

  • 21. Ethical Considerations
  • 22. Developing Proficiency in Motivational Interviewing.



'The authors combine a user-friendly style with rigorous research evidence. The book is well organized and offers enough detail to enable practitioners to grasp the subtleties that can make the difference between being effective or not.

The useful examples, tips, and chapter summaries make it a handy reference not only for counselors-in-training, but also for experienced counselors, educators, and others working with this client group.

Also offered are very useful, practical models of how MI can be adapted to particular behavioral issues, such as eating disorders and smoking cessation.

An indispensable guide for anyone working with issues of behavior change in young people.'--Ariana Faris, MSc, private practice, Cardiff, United Kingdom


'A beautifully written, well-organized, and immensely substantive text on collaborating with young people who are struggling with serious challenges. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with teenagers and young adults. Readers will benefit from its unique blend of spirit and skill, lively illustrations, and universal lessons. I guarantee that this book will not disappoint!'--Andrew Malekoff, LCSW, CASAC, Executive Director, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, Roslyn Heights, New York .


Sylvie Naar-King, PhD, Pediatric Prevention Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Mariann Suarez, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine.

Authors: Naar-King and Suarez  Pub 2011 UK  Hard cover 224 pages


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