Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice
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The definitive text on motivational interviewing (MI) written by and for social workers has now been updated and expanded with 60% new material, including a revised conceptual framework, cutting-edge applications, and enhanced pedagogical features. Melinda Hohman and her associates demonstrate what MI looks like in action, how it transforms conversations with clients, and how to integrate it into social work practice in a wide range of settings. Extensive new case examples and annotated sample dialogues bring the concepts to life, helping readers build their own repertoires of MI skills. The book also summarizes the research base for MI and shares expert recommendations for teaching, training, and professional development.
New to This Edition
*Expanded and restructured around the current four-process model of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning).
*Content is explicitly linked to the Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) and the Grand Challenges for Social Work.
*Chapter on MI through the lens of critical race theory.
*Chapter on innovative applications in the areas of trauma, food insecurity, and environmental justice.
*Additional pedagogical features--"Voices from the Field" boxes written by social workers in a variety of roles, and end-of-chapter reflection questions.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
Melinda Hohman, PhD, MSW, is Professor and Director Emeritus in the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. Before retiring in 2018, she taught courses in social work practice, substance abuse treatment, and motivational interviewing (MI), both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Hohman’s research interests include substance abuse assessment and treatment services and the learning of MI. She has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 1999, training community social workers, child welfare workers, probation officers, and addiction counselors, among others, across the United States and internationally. She has served as a MINT Trainer of Trainers.
“A ‘must read’ for social work educators who are interested in preparing the next generation of social workers for counseling and consulting with clients about behavioral change!”--David L. Albright, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work and Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research, The University of Alabama School of Social Work