Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counseling & psychotherapy. This is the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the how to of conducting each therapeutic model.

Approaches covered include established models such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic therapy and solution-focused brief therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy like mindfulness and narrative therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book:

Includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings; Embedded with worksheets, sample questions and diagrams; Highlights challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach; Details the background and practical application of therapeutic models; Discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes

Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on training across counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing, and social work.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing (MI) was initially developed for the treatment of people with alcohol problems. It has subsequently been used with a variety of problems, including drug abuse, gambling, eating disorders and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and smoking. MI can actually be applied to any problematic behaviour in which ambivalence for change is evident, which makes it applicable to a range of people accessing therapy. It directly addresses a significant problem common to many people and therapies – resistance to change. MI can be employed as a therapy in itself, in combination with other therapies or as an adjunct to other therapies. It can therefore serve as a valuable tool for all types of therapists, through fostering people's motivation to overcome their problems.

The Model

Motivational interviewing (MI) was developed by Miller (1983) ...

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