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Preparing People for Change (Second Edition)
by Miller, William R. and Rollnick, Stephen

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 More than ten years have passed since Miller and Rollnick introduced the concept of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an effective counselling style for addicts. Since then, MI has steadily gained support among counsellors, has spread to new patient groups and new treatment settings, and its effectiveness has been tested empirically. The new edition of Motivational Interviewing contains all you need to know about these new developments while still giving an accessible, easily readable introduction to the theory and practice of MI....the second edition of Miller & Rollnick's Motivational Interviewingshould be valuable for everyone who works with sceptical, ambivalent clients. It should be especially valuable for those working in the addiction field.

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 book that should be read by anyone, whatever their discipline, who provides clinical services. — Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University

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"'Like the first edition it is very clearly written, often a joy to read. Motivational Interviewing" remains a classic for mental health trainees in general....I would particularly recommend it to psychiatry residents, medical students, early career psychiatrists if they have missed previous exposure to it, and those working with patients with addictive disorders."--William M. Greenberg, M.D. , New Jersey Psychiatrist "...explores the topic in detail, wowing the reader through numerous clear descriptions of how to communicate with clients to increase their motivation to change and to decrease any resistance to it....Motivational Interviewing is very thorough, offering specific examples in an easy-to-read-and-understand manner. It is very well organized and the boxes containing concise practice tips are helpful. This book would benefit the library of any counsellor, as it addresses how to help others change. It would be excellent for those involved in family preservation programs too, where the family is often ready to change but struggles or presents with some ¿resistance.'"--Child & Family "More than ten years have passed since Miller and Rollnick introduced the concept of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an effective counselling style for addicts. Since then, MI has steadily gained support among counsellors, has spread to new patient groups and new treatment settings, and its effectiveness has been tested empirically. The new edition of Motivational Interviewing contains all you need to know about these new developments while still giving an accessible, easily readable introduction to the theory and practice of MI....the second edition of Miller & Rollnick's Motivational Interviewingshould be valuable for everyone who works with sceptical, ambivalent clients. It should be especially valuable for those working in the addiction field. Readers who already own the first edition might still want to get the new book because, though the chapters about practicing MI are rather similar to those in the old edition, the conceptual issues and possible adaptations of MI are now dealt with in more depth."--Metapsychology Online Book Reviews "This book is a well-written and cohesive, and is appropriate for any practitioner or student with an interest in facilitating behavioral change, even those readers with limited counseling knowledge. It contains enough new material to interest first edition readers, who may wish to use it as a companion, rather than as a replacement, volume. Finally, researchers interested in MI should appreciate its growing empirical base and wealth of research suggestions."--Journal of Studies on Alcohol -- Review

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"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


"In the ten years since the first edition of this landmark book was published, not only has the original book become a classic, but motivational interviewing (MI) has taken the world by storm. Today, counseling from a motivational perspective is prominent in fields as varied as substance abuse counseling, health care, social work, and even criminal justice fields. The publication of Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change is thus a timely contribution to the field....the methods described gel extremely well with social work's strengths/empowerment perspective. I highly recommend this volume to the practitioner in the field and to social work educators who wish to grasp the essence of a method that integrates client-centered therapy with advice gicing and directive feedback. This text is highly readable and illuminated with case studies throughout."--Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

"'Like the first edition it is very clearly written, often a joy to read. Motivational Interviewing" remains a classic for mental health trainees in general....I would particularly recommend it to psychiatry residents, medical students, early career psychiatrists if they have missed previous exposure to it, and those working with patients with addictive disorders."--William M. Greenberg, M.D. , New Jersey Psychiatrist

"...explores the topic in detail, wowing the reader through numerous clear descriptions of how to communicate with clients to increase their motivation to change and to decrease any resistance to it....Motivational Interviewing is very thorough, offering specific examples in an easy-to-read-and-understand manner. It is very well organized and the boxes containing concise practice tips are helpful. This book would benefit the library of any counsellor, as it addresses how to help others change. It would be excellent for those involved in family preservation programs too, where the family is often ready to change but struggles or presents with some ¿resistance.'"--Child & Family

"More than ten years have passed since Miller and Rollnick introduced the concept of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an effective counselling style for addicts. Since then, MI has steadily gained support among counsellors, has spread to new patient groups and new treatment settings, and its effectiveness has been tested empirically. The new edition of Motivational Interviewing contains all you need to know about these new developments while still giving an accessible, easily readable introduction to the theory and practice of MI....the second edition of Miller & Rollnick's Motivational Interviewingshould be valuable for everyone who works with sceptical, ambivalent clients. It should be especially valuable for those working in the addiction field. Readers who already own the first edition might still want to get the new book because, though the chapters about practicing MI are rather similar to those in the old edition, the conceptual issues and possible adaptations of MI are now dealt with in more depth."--Metapsychology Online Book Reviews

"This book is a well-written and cohesive, and is appropriate for any practitioner or student with an interest in facilitating behavioral change, even those readers with limited counseling knowledge. It contains enough new material to interest first edition readers, who may wish to use it as a companion, rather than as a replacement, volume. Finally, researchers interested in MI should appreciate its growing empirical base and wealth of research suggestions."--Journal of Studies on Alcohol

"This approach is one that can be powerfully used by occupational therapy practitioners who are working in mental health and substance abuse settings, or any psychosocial behavioral health setting....In preparing professional students for practice, I view this approach as foundational to their effectiveness in building motivation and strengthening commitment to change with their clients."--Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

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William R. Miller, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, where he is also Codirector of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller's publications encompass more than 300 articles and chapters as well as 27 books, including Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives(with Janet C'de Baca). He maintains an active interest in pastoral counseling and the integration of spirituality and psychology. Dr. Miller is supported by a 15-year senior career Research Scientist Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which allows him to focus full time on clinical research.

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is on the faculty in the Department of General Practice at the University of Wales College of Medicine. He has also worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service. With a background in the addiction field, his interest turned to consultations about behavior change in wider healthcare practice, where practitioners try to encourage patients to change their lifestyle and use of medication. Dr. Rollnick's research and teaching activity is now focused on the behavior of practitioners and other topics. He has trained practitioners in many countries and continents, and has published a wide range of research papers, articles, and books.

 
 
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