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Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Psychological Problems

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Hal Arkowitz, Wiliam R Miller, Stephen Rollnick

  • Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Psychological Problems

400 pages
ISBN: 9781462530120

This authoritative guide has given tens of thousands of clinicians proven tools for helping clients resolve ambivalence and mobilise their energy, commitment, and personal resources for change. Leading experts describe ways to combine motivational interviewing (MI) with other treatments for a wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and others. Chapters illustrate the nuts and bolts of intervention, using vivid clinical examples, and review the empirical evidence base. Contributors show how to tailor MI to each population's needs, whether used as a pre-treatment or throughout the course of therapy.

New to this edition:

  • Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest theory, practices, and research.
  • Chapters on domestic violence, addictions, and smoking cessation with adolescents.
  • Chapter on transdiagnostic treatment.

Table of Contents

  1. Learning, Applying, and Extending Motivational Interviewing, William R. Miller & Hal Arkowitz
  2. Motivation Facilitation in the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, James F. Boswell, Kate H. Bentley, & David H. Barlow
  3. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Exposure and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: Exploring a Role for Motivational Interviewing, Allan Zuckoff, Iván C. Balán, & Helen Blair Simpson
  4. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into the Treatment of Anxiety, Henny A. Westra & Adi Aviram
  5. Enhancing Motivation in Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders, David Yusko, Michelle L. Drapkin, & Rebecca Yeh
  6. Motivational Interviewing as a Prelude to Psychotherapy for Depressed Women, Allan Zuckoff, Holly A. Swartz, & Nancy K. Grote
  7. Motivational Interviewing and the Treatment of Depression, Sylvie Naar & Heather Flynn
  8. Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation, Peter C. Britton
  9. Motivational Pharmacotherapy: Combining Motivational Interviewing and Antidepressant Therapy to Improve Treatment Outcomes, Iván C. Balán, Theresa B. Moyers, & Roberto Lewis-Fernández
  10. Motivational Interviewing in Treating Addictions, William R. Miller
  11. Brief Treatments for Gambling Problems Using Motivational Approaches, David C. Hodgins, Jennifer L. Swan, & Katherine M. Diskin
  12. Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation with Adolescents, Suzanne M. Colby
  13. Motivational Interviewing for Intimate Partner Violence, Erica M. Woodin
  14. Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Disordered Eating, Stephanie C. Cassin & Josie Geller
  15. Conclusions and Future Directions, Hal Arkowitz, William R. Miller, & Stephen Rollnick


"Simply the best current and comprehensive work in this area. I truly enjoyed reading—and learned from—this volume. Key contributors cover conceptual bases, research, and application issues with equal assurance. This book should be on the shelf of every clinician interested in MI, as well as graduate students and trainees."
- Keith S. Dobson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada

"Reading this second edition has enhanced my motivation to learn more and teach more about this important, effective, and pragmatic approach. I will never again be 'stuck' in a psychotherapy impasse without thinking about using MI principles. The editors and contributors emphasize both the spirit and the technique of MI and apply it to treatment of specific symptoms and disorders. The book is of great value to novice and seasoned practitioners alike, and is an outstanding classroom text."
- Richard F. Summers, MD, Co-Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

"This beautifully written book is full of wisdom about helping people change. With engrossing clinical illustrations and great practical tips, it will be a first-line resource for clinicians who want to build their skills in MI."
- Jesse H. Wright, MD, PhD, Director, University of Louisville Depression Center