Developing expertise in motivational interviewing (MI) takes practice, which is exactly the point of this engaging, user-friendly workbook. The volume is packed with real-world examples from a range of clinical settings, as well as sample interactions and hands-on learning activities. The author is an experienced MI researcher, clinician, and trainer who facilitates learning with quizzes, experiential exercises, and reproducible worksheets. Working alone or with a partner or study group, the reader is taken step-by-step through practicing core MI skills: raising the importance of behavior change, enhancing the client's confidence, resolving ambivalence, solidifying commitment to change, and negotiating a change plan. The utility of the book is enhanced by the large-size format and lay-flat binding.
Introduction. Foundations of MI. The Use of OARS: Reflective Listening. The Use of OARS: Open-ended Questions, Affirmations, and Summaries. Recognizing, Reinforcing, and Eliciting Change Talk. Managing Resistance. Opening a Session or Topic. Working with Ambivalence. Information Sharing, Offering Concern, and Giving Advice. The Key Question. Negotiating a Treatment Plan. Learning MI. Appendix A: Establishing an MI Learning Group. Appendix B: Additional Resources.