Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People For Change (Second Edition)

A must-read for anyone interested in facilitating change with individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions. Miller and Rollnick explain how to work through ambivalence to facilitate change. They present detailed guidelines for using their approach and reflect upon the process of learning Motivational Interviewing (MI). Chapters contributed by other leading experts address such special topics as MI and the stages-of-change, applications in medical, public health, and criminal-justice settings, and using the approach with groups, couples, and adolescents.

Since the initial publication of this breakthrough work, MI has been used by countless clinicians. Theory and methods have evolved, reflecting new knowledge on the process of behavior change, a growing body of outcome research, and the development of new applications within and beyond the addictions field. Extensively rewritten, this revised and expanded second edition now brings MI practitioners and trainees fully up to date (Source:

This book is a great companion to Conors, Donovan, and DiClemente's book, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change.


Title: Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People For Change (Second Edition)
Author(s): William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher City: New York, NY
Publisher Name: The Guilford Press
ISBN #: 1-57230-563-0
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