“Can I do MI with patients who…?”
“How can MI help me with my most difficult cases?”
Pragmatic questions like these are what motivates most clinicians to seek training in Motivational Interviewing, and they form the heart of the new text Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing. After a thorough – yet highly readable – overview of the most current formulation of MI, the authors structure the main part of the book in terms of common clinical challenges. They provide numerous case examples illustrating MI-consistent responses to clients who, for example, frequently fail to show up for treatment, make slow progress, or suffer from a range of psychiatric symptoms. They also provide tips for doing MI with more than one person in the room, and for using MI strategies to help patients with whom you have a difficult working relationship more broadly. This book would make an excellent companion or follow-up text to accompany a skill-building workshop.