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BOOK Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change

by William R. Miller, PhD, Stephan Rollnick, PhD.

12 Credit Hours - $159
Last revised: 04/25/2011

Course content © Copyright 2011 - 2023 by William R. Miller, PhD, Stephan Rollnick, PhD. All rights reserved.


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mi_image_200Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People For Change Second Edition


By William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick


Pages: 428

Publisher: Guilford Press
Publication Date: May 2002
Format:  Hardcover; Kindle, E-Book

CE Hours: 12


Description from the Publisher


This bestselling work has introduced hundreds of thousands of professionals and students to motivational interviewing (MI), a proven approach to helping people overcome ambivalence that gets in the way of change. William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick explain current thinking on the process of behavior change, present the principles of MI, and provide detailed guidelines for putting it into practice. Case examples illustrate key points and demonstrate the benefits of MI in addictions treatment and other clinical contexts. The authors also discuss the process of learning MI. Chapters contributed by other leading experts address such special topics as MI and the stages-of-change model; applications in medical, public health, and criminal justice settings; and using the approach with groups, couples, and adolescents.








Why Do People Change?

Ambivalence: The Dilemma of Change

Facilitating Change




What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Change and Resistance: Opposite Sides of a Coin

Phase 1: Building Motivation for Change

Responding to Change Talk

Responding to Resistance

Enhancing Confidence

Phase 2: Strengthening Commitment to Change

A Practical Case Example

Ethical Considerations


Learning Motivational Interviewing


Reflections on Learning

Facilitating Learning


Applications Of Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change

The Efficacy of Motivational Interviewing and Its Adaptations: What We Know So Far Motivational Interviewing in Medical and Public Health Settings

Variations on a Theme: Motivational Interviewing and Its Adaptations

The Role of Values in Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing and Treatment Adherence

Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

Motivational Interviewing with Criminal Justice Populations

Motivational Interviewing with Couples

Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Dual Disorders

Perils and Possibilities of Group-Based Motivational Interviewing



About the Authors (from the publisher)


William 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.






List five characteristics of Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Discuss the Spirit of MI

Describe the four principles of MI

Explain the OARS clinical methods

Discuss applications of Motivational Interviewing






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