Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change

About the Course:

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that keeps many people from making desired changes in their lives, even after seeking or being referred to professional treatment. Extensively rewritten, this revised and expanded second edition applies MI to the challenges of change within and beyond the addictions field. It incorporates emerging knowledge of the process of behavior change, a growing body of outcome reserach, and discussions of novel applications. It is essential reading for any-one wishing to help clients get “unstuck” and free up their own resources for change.

Publication Date:

2nd Edition


Miller, William R, Ph.D. & Rollnick, Stephen, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Dr. Miller is Regents Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico and Director of Research for UNM’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller’s publications include 25 books and more than 200 articles and chapters, focusing especially on the treatment of alcohol problems and other addictive behaviors. His research group has developed and evaluated a number of innovative clinical strategies, including Motivational Interviewing.

Course Objectives:

  1. to explain the conceptual and research background supporting motivational interviewing

  2. to describe specific strategies for building motivation and strengthening commitment to change

  3. to explore implications for clinical training in motivational interviewing

  4. to describe the application of motivational interviewing in diverse settings

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