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Motivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing: Introduction and Application

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  • Motivational Interviewing Website:
    The materials included in this website are designed to facilitate the dissemination, adoption and implementation of MI among clinicians, supervisors, program managers and trainers, and improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance use disorders.
  • Motivational Interviewing Network:
    This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing. It includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research. In addition to the contributions of Professors Miller and Rollnick, the site has benefited from the input of several members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and hosts information about the MINT organization. In addition to providing information on Motivational Interviewing, the site serves as a resource for agencies or organizations who wish to find a skilled and knowledgeable trainer to assist them in implementing or supplementing current motivational services.
    This site features extensive information, including PowerPoint presentations, motivational interviewing coding instruments, training resources, recent poster presentations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more. A videotape/DVD series produced at the University of New Mexico provides an introduction to motivational interviewing by the psychologists-Miller and Rollnick-who developed it. Intended as a resource in professional training, the series includes clinical demonstrations of motivational interviewing skills, showing ten different therapists working with 12 clients who bring a variety of problems.
  • Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques, Rationales and Examples:
    This article outlines MI techniques and strategies, while providing rationale, questions and examples.
  • University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction:
    This site provides an overview of MI, clinical findings, coding instruments, training resources, assessments and poster presentations.
  • Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change:
    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 volume's final section brings together an array of leading MI practitioners to present their work in diverse settings.
  • "Using Motivational Interviewing with Challenging Career Counseling Issues"
  • "Looking to make a change in your life? The New You: Finding the Motivation to Change" Psychology Today
    This blog post discusses motivation in general and MI concepts.
  • "Motivational interviewing in psychiatry," in Neuropsychiatrie 2012 Nov 7
    This article discusses Motivational Interviewing and associated communication techniques and intervention methods, and explores the implications in the psychiatry world.


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