Revised and updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the second edition of the Handbook of Motivational Counseling presents comprehensive coverage of the development and identification of motivational problems and the most effective treatment techniques.
• Equips clinicians with specific instructions for enhancing clients’ motivation for change by targeting their maladaptive motivational patterns
• Provides step-by-step instructions in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the motivational assessments, along with details of how to implement the counseling procedures
• Updated to reflect the most current research and effective treatment techniques, along with all-new chapters on motive-based approaches, motivational counseling with the dually diagnosed, cognitive and motivational retraining, meaning-centered counseling, and motivation in sport
• Showcases various basic motivational techniques and their adaptations, such as bibliotherapy, individual therapy, and group counseling, while demonstrating specialized uses of the techniques, such as in work settings and rehabilitation medicine
About the Editors:
W. Miles Cox is Professor of Psychology of Addictive Behaviours at Bangor University. He is Founding Editor of the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA) and Past President of the APA Division on Addictions. In 2004, Professor Cox received a Presidential Citation from Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association for pioneering work on Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. A Fellow in the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow in the American Psychological Society, he has published widely, primarily in addictive behaviors.
Eric Klinger is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association, and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. Professor Klinger received the Henry A. Murray Award ‘for distinguished contributions to the study of lives’ from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in 2005. He has published widely on issues related to motivation.