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  • How to Do Motivational Interviewing

  • A Guidebook
  • By: Bill Matulich
  • Narrated by: Bill Matulich
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this concise book, you will learn how to do Motivational Interviewing (MI), the evidence-based, client-centered counseling approach that has demonstrated effectiveness for a range of psychological, behavioral, and health related issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and concise recap of MI

  • By Anonymous User on 06-28-17

Short but sweet

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Reviewed: 04-01-17

This is not a very comprehensive book, and isn't enough if you really want to understand the theory and evidence completely, but it is a good practical overview on how to do motivational interviewing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Powerless No Longer

  • Reprogramming Your Addictive Behavior
  • By: Peter W. Soderman
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

We are not powerless over our addictions, nor are we helpless victims of heredity, a disease, a spiritual malady, or a slew of character defects that require the intervention of a "higher power," and a lifetime of meetings to control. Studies show that 75% of all addicts recover on their own, without pills, patches, rehabs, or self-help groups. How many people do you know who successfully quit smoking “cold turkey,” without artificial aids or programs, and nicotine is one of the most addictive substances on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New and up to date information.

  • By E. Delia on 09-26-15

Introduced me to SMART recovery

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Reviewed: 05-18-16

This really changed alot of my ideas of what recovery from addiction should be, and challenges the 12-step model in many ways. The author is a facilitator of SMART recovery meetings (self management and recovery training). They use alot of tools from modern psychology, and it is not a one-size-fits-all philosophy. I personally found it important, that they encourage getting medical help, and do not see prescribed medication as a "drug" that is just like any other. I take medication everyday, and can't stand how certain recovery circles look down on it. I understand prescribed medications sometimes have abuse potential, but that does not make them always bad, or unnecessary. Anyways, alot of the ideas revolve around identifying irrational thoughts, and replacing them with rational ones. The tools they use also could be applied to many areas of life, and I don't think they are limited to addiction (although that is what they're used for here). Another thing that's important, is that SMART recovery updates it's program along with the scientific understanding, and it is not a dogmatic program. I am so happy with reading this, I hope to go through facilitator training and start a meeting in my own town sometime soon, since there are none available here in my town (although meeting attendance is optional). 5/5

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