Motivational Interviewing for Change is perhaps the most important fundamental building block in the erection of a monument to an improved health status and wellness. This well researched and written Handbook is the jewel that the treatment field has been searching for.—Louis E. Baxter, Sr., M.D., DFASAM, Past President of ASAM
This is an excellent book for both experienced practitioners and beginning clinicians. Leaders in the addiction field have provided the relevant background of a very useful clinical technique, and they explain clearly how to apply it. This is done in a highly readable and practically oriented way.—Marc Galanter, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice, is a very practical resource for the busy clinician. Although the intended audience of this book is the psychiatrist or clinician with no particular interest in addiction treatment, it is an excellent guide for any clinician (physician, therapist, resident, or counselor) who works with patients with substance use disorders. This book should be essential to the library of everyone who treats patients with substance use disorders.—Lon R. Hays, M.D., M.B.A.
This book should be required reading for all clinicians who work with individuals with substance use problems. Motivational Interviewing is clearly the standard interviewing skill that underlies our clinical work, and this is the most accessible and practical text on the subject. It will be valued by novices and experts alike. The reader is guided through all the steps necessary to learn MI with easy to follow and understand examples. Everything that you need is here, including a particularly useful chapter on teaching MI. If you want to add one book on MI to your library, this is it.—John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry