Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Psychological Problems

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Published USA, 2015 (2nd edition)
From its origins in the field of substance abuse treatment, motivational interviewing (MI) is increasingly being used to help people with a wide range of psychological problems. The volume brings together leading experts to present novel applications of MI in mental health practice. Highly practical and accessible, yet grounded in theory and research, the book provides a wealth of effective strategies for helping clients resolve ambivalence and mobilize their energy, commitment and personal resources for change. Contributors discuss how they have used MI either as a pre-treatment or throughout the course of treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicidal behaviour, OCD, eating disorders, gambling addictions, schizophrenia, and dual diagnoses. Also covered is a model for reducing recidivism in the criminal justice system. Each chapter describes the disorder, demonstrates how MI components have been integrated with standard therapeutic approaches, illustrates the nuts and bolts of intervention, and reviews the empirical evidence base. The new edition contains new chapters on domestic violence, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders.

Hal Arkowitz is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, USA
Paperback. 400 pages