Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing: Tips and Strategies for Addressing Common Clinical…

Paperback | October 24, 2014

byJulie A. Schumacher, Michael B. Madson

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based communication style that has applicability to diverse professions ranging from mental and physical healthcare to criminal justice. Professionals use MI to help patients/clients harness their own internal motivations for change and becomeactive partners in developing plans for change. Using MI, a professional can guide patients/clients to make positive changes in life areas such as substance abuse, criminal activity, anxiety and mood problems, poor cardiovascular health, and more. Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing provides a straightforward, common-language, and user-friendly guide to key concepts in MI. The clinical challenges addressed are ubiquitous across helping professions, and this book is unique in its focus on providing practical guidance on what to do whenconfronted with each challenge. Based on the authors' years of experience providing training and supervision in MI, this book answers one of the questions most frequently asked by those they have trained: "How can I use MI to address [insert clinical challenge]?"Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing is an accessible and easy-to-use resource organized and written with the busy provider in mind. It is appropriate for all skill levels ranging from the MI novice with no prior training, to the experienced MI provider seeking to gain new knowledge and skills.Throughout the book the authors use boxes and case examples to clearly illustrate and emphasize key points. The authors also provide clear examples of the sometimes subtle distinction between MI-consistent and MI-inconsistent use of the communication skills and strategies. Professionals from diversedisciplines including medicine, allied health, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, as well as MI trainers working with all of these disciplines will find this book a useful resource, and it would be an appropriate text for any class that seeks to buildMI and other psychotherapeutic skills.

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based communication style that has applicability to diverse professions ranging from mental and physical healthcare to criminal justice. Professionals use MI to help patients/clients harness their own internal motivations for change and becomeactive partners in developing plans for change. ...

Julie A. Schumacher, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Professional Education and Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Director of the Mississippi Psychology Training Consortium. She is actively involved in Motivational Interviewing practice, training, s...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.71 inPublished:October 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Motivational Interviewing Overview1. Introduction2. Foundational Concepts and Skills3. The Four Processes of MIPart II. Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Challenges4. Less Ready to ChangeClinical Challenge: No ShowsClinical Challenge: Non-adherenceClinical Challenge: Client Involved in the Legal System5. Loss of MomentumClinical Challenge: Slow ProgressClinical Challenge: Lapse and RelapseClinical Challenge: Overly Ambitious Expectations6. Psychiatric Symptoms and DisordersClinical Challenge: DepressionClinical Challenge: AnxietyClinical Challenge: Psychotic Symptoms7. Working with Multiple IndividualsClinical Challenge: ParentsClinical Challenge: Groups8. Learning to Use and Implement MITraining Challenge: Clients who Frustrate YouTraining Challenge: Clients Like YouConclusionReferencesAbout the AuthorsIndex

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"Madson and Schumacher focus beyond simply learning how to do MI, broadening out into real challenges practitioners face in implementing MI within their clinical work. [...] This book is an essential for any practitioner who is learning MI, as well as more experienced MI practitioners whocontinue to evaluate and learn from their own practice." --Claire Lane, PhD, ClinPsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Weight Management Service, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and The Family Psychologist, Worcestershire, UK