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Archive for June, 2012

10 ways to structure group reflection

Have you ever been in a group situation, the session finishes and you haven’t had the chance to close off the experience, capture your thinking and consider what difference the experience will make to your life? I have. If I leave a session not having had time to reflect before I get distracted into other […]

Are we there yet – almost

I know it seems like this is taking forever, but as they say good things take time. We are really pleased with the rich material demonstrating MI from a range of New Zealand based practitioners on this locally produced DVD. We also have a number of international people reflecting on MI from a range of […]

Motivating for change – the place of the working alliance

Over the past three days Nev Trainor and myself have had the pleasure of updating Practice Leaders from the New Zealand Community Probation Service on the latest thinking around motivational interviewing. With the new edition of Motivational Interviewing (3rd edition) by Bill Miller and Stephen Rollnick due out soon, this was an opportune time to […]

Motivational Interviewing (3rd edition) out soon

It is nearly here. The third edition of Motivational Interviewing:  Helping People Change (3rd edition) by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick is due for release from Guilford Press in October 2012. This book will explore the most contemporary thinking in the area of MI, what the current evidenced based research indicates in terms of effectiveness, […]

10 ideas in responding to resistance

Ever felt you were in the hot-seat when talking about challenging issues? I am sure that many of the people we work with find this a really tough assignment  – to sit and talk about their often most embarrassing or distressing issues. In the past two blogs I have explored the nature of resistance being […]