This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.
This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller.
"MI has such a strong theoretical and empirical base that it should become a standard part of training in the mental health and health fields. This book provides an excellent introduction to MI and a compelling overview of applications with adolescents, which is a developing field worthy of continued study. It presents ethical and skill-development guidelines that should be required reading for anyone interested in using MI with adolescents and young adults."
-Bradley H. Smith, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina
"A beautifully written, well-organized, and immensely substantive book on collaborating with young people who are struggling with serious challenges. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with teenagers and young adults. Readers will benefit from its unique blend of spirit and skill, lively illustrations, and universal lessons. I guarantee that this book will not disappoint!"
-Andrew Malekoff, LCSW, CASAC, Executive Director, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, Roslyn Heights, New York
"Naar-King and Suarez remind us that the more you try to persuade and direct, the more a young person tends to resist. Want more productive conversations about behavior change with the young adults you work with? Want to stop the pathologizing of adolescents and help them maximize their potential? Look to this book for all-important 'how-tos' and helpful strategies."
-Michael D. Clark, MSW, Director, Center for Strength-Based Strategies, Mason, Michigan
"The authors combine a user-friendly style with rigorous research evidence. The book is well organized and offers enough detail to enable practitioners to grasp the subtleties that can make the difference between being effective or not. The useful examples, tips, and chapter summaries make it a handy reference not only for counselors-in-training, but also for experienced counselors, educators, and others working with this client group. Also offered are very useful, practical models of how MI can be adapted to particular behavioral issues, such as eating disorders and smoking cessation. An indispensable guide for anyone working with issues of behavior change in young people."
-Ariana Faris, MSc, private practice, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Table of Contents
I. The Guide
1. Introduction: Why Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults?
2. Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Brief Review of Development
3. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
4. Person-Centered Guiding Skills
5. Responding to Resistance
6. Change Talk
8. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Your Practice
II. Side Trips
9. Alcohol Problems, Lynn Hernandez, Nancy Barnett, Hollie Sindelar-Manning, Thomas Chun, and Anthony Spirito
10. Marijuana Use, Denise Walker
11. The Juvenile Justice System, L. A. R. Stein
12. Sexual Risk Reduction, Juline Koken, Angulique Outlaw, and Monique Green-Jones
13. Smoking, Kimberly Horn
14. Psychiatric Disorders, Lisa J. Merlo and Nina Gobat
15. Eating Disorders, Janet Treasure, Carolina Lopez, and Pam Macdonald
16. Obesity in Minorities, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Elizabeth Barnett, Jaimie Davis, and Ken Resnicow
17. Self-Care for Chronic Medical Conditions, Sylvie Naar-King and Deborah Ellis
18. Group Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, Brett Engle, Sarah Hunter, Karen Chan Osilla, and Angela D. Bryan
19. Applications in Schools, Sebastian Kaplan, Brett Engle, Ashley Austin, and Eric F. Wagner
20. Family-Based Intervention, Sue Channon and Sune Rubak
III. Choosing Your Own Path
21. Ethical Considerations
22. Developing Proficiency in Motivational Interviewing
About the Authors
Sylvie Naar-King, PhD, Pediatric Prevention Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Mariann Suarez, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine
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