Motivational Interviewing in Groups – in our bookshop now

MI in GroupsA unique clinical resource, this book 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.

The book is edited by Chris Wagner and Karen Ingersoll. Chris presented at the 2nd International symposium on Motivational Interviewing that we hosted in Auckland last February. His ideas went down well.

The strengths of this book is that it provides:

  • A new model of group work that draws on the latest principles and practices of MI, the hot, in-demand therapeutic approach.
  • Complete: shows therapists and counsellors how to design and conduct any type of MI group.
  • Answers the increasing call for cost-effective treatments in today’s healthcare economy.
  • Includes concrete clinical examples and pull quotes highlighting key ideas.

The content of the book is:

Section 1: Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Group

  • Introduction
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Overview of Motivational Interviewing
  • Blending Motivational Interviewing and Group Practice
  • The Evidence Base for Motivational Interviewing Groups

Motivational Interviewing Groups in Practice

  • Designing Motivational Interviewing Groups
  • Implementing Motivational Interviewing Groups
  • Shaping Group Conversations
  • Phase I: Engaging the Group
  • Phase II: Exploring Perspectives
  • Phase III: Broadening Perspectives
  • Phase IV: Moving into Action

Section 3: Applications of Motivational Interviewing Groups

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

We now have stock of these in our bookshop yesterday. To get your copy click here

Published on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, under Announcements, Motivational Interviewing

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