Motivational Interviewing (Brief Therapy for Addictions Series)
by William R. Miller, PhD
See William R. Miller utilize Motivational Interviewing in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction.
Dr. Miller demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing helps people resolve their ambivalence about changing addictive behaviors. The therapist creates an atmosphere that is conducive to change by expressing empathy and encouragement, rolling with resistance, and helping the client explore the gaps between their current behaviors and the life they would like to lead. In this video, Dr. Miller works with a client who is considering changing his alcohol use and smoking habits. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Miller, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.
From watching this video, you will:
Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing and its relevance in addictions counseling today.
Gain insight into William R. Miller's therapy style, and how he fosters change by utilizing empathy, exploration and encouragement.
Learn how to apply Motivational Interviewing to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges.