Toolkit of Motivational Skills: Encouraging and Supporting Change in Individuals


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Published USA, 2008 (2nd edition)
First developed for working with substance abuse, motivational interviewing has proved effective for work with a wide range of people who struggle with a variety of behaviour changes. In this flexible and easy-to-use guide, the authors draw on their extensive experience in staff development and training to provide:

+  The theory, research and principles of the motivational approach
+  A framework for motivational interviewing
+  Exercises to develop the essential skills of listening, using motivational questions and summarizing discrepancies
+  Strategies for working with resistance to change
+  Advice on the practical application of motivational skills in different situations

The text is supported by visual illustrations, exercises and example interviews, making it a useful resource.

Catherine Fuller is a staff developer for the National Probation Service of England and Wales.
Large-format paperback. 296 pages