Connecting Paradigms: A Trauma Informed & Neurobiological Framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation

Narrated by: Nathan W. Wood
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Connecting Paradigms: A Trauma-Informed & Neurobiological Framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation provides an innovative approach to helping those struggling with past trauma to make critical life changes and heal from their pain and suffering. Scientific understanding of the brain, the impact of trauma, and research around behavioral change has grown exponentially over the last several decades. This knowledge is challenging and transforming thinking around how we provide mental health and substance abuse education, medical care, criminal justice, and social work. Connecting Paradigms presents an integrated model, combining research in neurobiology, trauma, behavioral change, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing into a practical skillset easily implemented across a variety of settings and professions.

©2017 Matthew S Bennett (P)2017 Matthew S Bennett

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Great Book!

Valuable perspective on trauma and neurobiology's effects on MI. This is one I actually took notes on and might buy a hard copy for reference. However, I found the narrator's affected accent when quoting Tich Nhat Hanh to be mildly amusing bordering on slightly offensive. No need to take on a fake Asian accent to enhance the message. Otherwise, great audio.

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Useful, well written, poor narration

A very useful and well written overview and integration of motivational interviewing with theories of trauma, stages of change and harm reduction. Clinicians new to the field will find this very helpful, particularly with clients that present as 'resistant' with evidence-based recommendations to help clients move toward change. However, the narration is, sorry to say, horrendous. The narrator was not able to pronounce words intelligibly to the degree that I often could not decipher terms that he spoke. I wish Audible would review these audio books prior to offering them to their customers. That being said, the book was helpful enough that I also bought a hard copy.

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Amazing book

If you are a healthcare provider, counselor or social worker this book is of great help. One of the best books I came across about motivational interviewing. 100% recommended.

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A little drab at times but worth it

I really enjoyed this book because it helps to create a trauma informed perspective. It really helps connect several of the techniques that I use and explain why they work with the brain.

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Comprehe comprehensive, for professional mental health caregivers

Some complex ideas and technical information are presented in such an organized way as to make them easy to understand and incorporate. Very well-balanced in terms of scientific information, anecdotes, and training. The reader will leave with many Ideas for honing their skills and a very solid understanding of the science behind these paradigms and techniques

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If you are in the mental health field this book is for you

Gave a fantastic overview of MI with actual guidance on how to use it with clients. Further sparked me to continue my research and practice of MI and will continue to use this book as a reference.

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great book for MI

this is a wonderful book. I highly recommend this book for anyone working in social work.

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Good content, and I'm glad I could listen to it. I'll probably by a physical book, though, because it's one to take notes on with several lists of steps to take in the client process. Someone commented that the narrator didn't pronounce things correctly. That wasn't the problem, but he did have slurry diction sometimes, and he used odd syllable and word emphasis like "motivational interVIEWing" that was annoying at best and hard to understand at worst.

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A useful text for professionals and care provider

While I enjoyed and learned quite a bit from this book, I feel the diatribe the entire concept of profit was foolish and completely off base. Stick to psychology; your economics opinions stink.

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