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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.

Rather than the counselor arguing for the client to change, the MI approach helps elicit client's own arguments for behavior change. Some of the topics covered include:

  • How to prepare for an MI session,
  • How to assess your client's motivation using two simple questions,
  • How to ask powerful, strategic questions that move a client toward healthy behavior change,
  • How to handle "resistance" or discord in the therapeutic relationship
  • How to give information and advice in the MI consistent way that is acceptable to the client

The author, an experienced psychologist, psychotherapist, public speaker, and MI instructor, shows how simple counseling techniques, taught in any beginning counseling class, can be powerful when used strategically to tap into clients' own motivation. Anyone who works with people including doctors, nurses, psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, case managers, family advocates, lay counselors, correctional staff, dentists, life coaches, dietitians, nutritional counselors, physical therapists and others would benefit from the information in this book. The second edition updates the information and concepts presented in the first edition based on recently published texts of MI.

©2013 Bill Matulich (P)2017 Bill Matulich

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Great and concise recap of MI

Great overview of Motivational Interviewing This is a great refresher or introduction into MI for therapists in training.

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loved it and very informative.

the narrator was very clear in his speech and the subject matter was thoroughly covered. the author of made motivational interviewing a straightforward process that allows individuals to have a better grasp of its operation.

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Dr. Matulich's Narration makes MI come alive!

As a member of MINT, I have regularly recommended Dr. Bill Matulich's ebook, "How to Do Motivational Interviewing" to my graduate students and trainees. Having just listened to his new audiobook, I am excited to recommend this as well. Dr. Matulich's cogent explanations of MI skills and his advice about effective communication are invaluable. Listening to his audiobook makes MI come alive, whether you are new to learning MI or a seasoned clinician interested in a review. This audiobook is a wonderful resource! Pam Burke

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Short but sweet

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.

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how to do motivational interviewing: A guide book

I enjoyed the updated examples of how to gage the clients level of ready for change and level of motivation

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Great short SoundBook

Bill Matulich covers all the major elements in Motivational Interviewing in this great shortbook. The book is easy to re-listen, since its short, but accurate.

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EASY TO FOLLOW WITH PRACTICAL EXAMPLES

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POWERFUL TECHNIQUES. TAKES PRACTICE.
WILL ATTEND SEMINARS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND EVERYONE, IN FACT.

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skip it

Not helpful. Not interesting. It's a follow-up book. Not much to say but that it was boring and did not explain mi

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Verry good Book but read to fast

A very good book describing motivational interviewing - but it is read too fast!! Otherwise good!!!

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Good intro to application of MI

Useful practical guide how to use MI - without going deep into the theory. There is a good refrence guide in the epiloge if you need to go a 'level deeper'. Good intro :)

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  • 02-01-18

Short and sharp!

I loved it, straight to the point, probably only serves as an introduction to people who don't have any consultation skills but still useful and fast way to get a good idea of the structure. Great to have all the references at the end, time to expand!

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  • 01-05-18

A great little brief resource

This book gives a good overview of MI. The author is clearly quite knowledgeable about the subject. I've enjoyed it as a refresher.