Finding Your Way to Change How the Power of Motivational Interviewing Can Reveal What You Want and Help You Get There

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Pub. Date: 2015-05-14
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Are you tired of being told by others--self-help books included--what you should do? Drs. Allan Zuckoff and Bonnie Gorscak understand. That's why this book is different. Whether it's breaking an unhealthy habit, pursuing that dream job, or ending harmful patterns in relationships, the key to moving ahead with your life lies in discovering what direction is truly right for you, and how you can get there. The proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) can help. Drs. Zuckoff and Gorscak present powerful self-help strategies and practical tools that help you understand why you're stuck, break free of unhelpful pressure to change, and build confidence for developing a personal change plan. Vivid stories of five men and women confronting different types of challenges illustrate the techniques and accompany you on your journey. MI has a track record of helping people resolve long-standing dilemmas in a remarkably short time. Now you can try it for yourself--and unlock your own capacity for positive action.

Author Biography

Allan Zuckoff, PhD, conducts professional training in MI throughout the United States and internationally. He also works to develop new applications of MI for people facing a variety of personal challenges and life issues. Dr. Zuckoff is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Bonnie Gorscak, PhD, is a psychologist and MI practitioner who has worked in the field of mental health treatment for 30 years.

Table of Contents

Prelude: Considering Change
I. You Don't Have to Change
1. Being Ambivalent
2. The Pressure Paradox
3. The Other Side of the Pressure Paradox
II. Do You Want to Change? Can You Change?
First Interlude: The Language of Change
4. Exploring the Importance of Change to You
5. Exploring Your Confidence for Change
6. Exploring Your Personal Values
Second Interlude: Ready or Not?
III. Finding YOUR Way to Change
Third Interlude: Planning for Change
7. Developing Your Plan
8. Revisiting, Revising, and Regrouping
9. The Far Side of Change
Appendix. The History and Science of Motivational Interviewing

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