Motivational Interviewing in Groups – a new publication on its way

New MI for Groups book out shortly

For those who attended the Motivational Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand (March 2012), you will remember the great presentation by Chris Wagner on adapting MI to group interventions. Chris and Karen Ingersoll have edited this unique clinical resource which shows how to infuse the methods and spirit of motivational interviewing (MI) into group-based interventions. The authors demonstrate how the four processes of MI with individuals translate into group contexts. They explain both the challenges and the unique benefits of MI groups, guiding practitioners to build the skills they need to lead psycho-educational, psychotherapeutic, and support groups successfully. A wealth of clinical examples are featured. Chapters by contributing authors present innovative group applications targeting specific problems: substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, chronic health conditions, weight management, adolescent risk behaviours, intimate partner violence, and sexual offending.
This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller.

What is in the book

I. Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Groups
1. Introduction
2. Therapeutic Groups
3. Overview of Motivational Interviewing
4. Blending Motivational Interviewing and Group Practice
5. The Evidence Base for Motivational Interviewing Groups

II. Motivational Interviewing Groups in Practice
6. Designing Motivational Interviewing Groups
7. Implementing Motivational Interviewing Groups
8. Shaping Group Conversations
9. Phase I: Engaging the Group
10. Phase II: Exploring Perspectives
11. Phase III: Broadening Perspectives
12. Phase IV: Moving into Action

III. Applications of Motivational Interviewing Groups
13. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Mandated Substance Abuse Clients, Sandra S. Downey and Wendy R. Johnson
14. Motivational Interviewing: Transtheoretical Model Groups for Addictions, Mary Marden Velasquez, Nanette S. Stephens, and Kelli L. Drenner
15. Motivational Interviewing Empowerment Groups for Women with Addictions, Frances Jasiura, Winnie Hunt, and Cristine Urquhart
16. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Dually Diagnosed Patients, Steve Martino and Elizabeth J. Santa Ana
17. Motivational Interviewing Groups for People with Chronic Health Conditions, Claire Lane, Susan Butterworth, and Linda Speck
18. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Weight Management, Erin C. Dunn, Jacki Hecht, and Jonathan Krejci
19. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Men with a History of Intimate Partner Violence, Ann Carden and Mark Farrall
20. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Men with a History of Aggressive Sexual Behaviors, David S. Prescott and Marilyn Ross
21. Motivational Interviewing Groups for Adolescents and Emerging Adults, Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, Scott T. Walters, and John S. Baer

Due out December 2012. Pre-order your copy here

 

Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012, under Announcements, Motivational Interviewing

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