Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Concepts, Approaches, and Assessment

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Motivation is a pervasive force that can affect well-being in a variety of life situations, from the more minor through to the ability to overcome addictions and other serious psychological problems. This book presents empirically supported theories (featuring current concerns theory), questionnaires based on these theories (highlighting the Motivational Structure Questionnaire) and varied interventions based on these, with special emphasis on Systematic Motivational Counselling but also including chapters on such approaches as Personality Systems Interaction Theory, expectancy-based approaches, Motivational Interviewing, logotherapy and several others.

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Client motivation is a topic of central importance for all those in the helping professions. Handbook of Motivational Counseling provides the link between empirically validated motivational theory and contemporary techniques. Drawing upon an international team of contributors, W. Miles Cox and Eric Klinger present a comprehensive guide to how motivational problems develop, how they can be identified, and how they can be corrected.

Topics include a full description of the Motivational Structure Questionnaire (MSQ), the Personal Concerns Inventory (PCI), and evidence that they are valid, reliable, and clinically useful. Systematic Motivational Counseling (SMC) is shown to be useful for substance abusers, and in rehabilitation for traumatic brain injuries, group treatment of psychiatric clients, work settings and a self-help program.

Other motivational interventions are also considered: logotherapy; the Motivational Drinker’s Check-Up; contingency-management to change substance abusers’ motivation; SMC with offenders; motivational interviewing in public health, medical, and health promotion contexts; and others.

An invaluable resource for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, nurses, general practitioners, those in training, and all whose work involves helping to motivate people to change.

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Monica L. Baskin, USA
Nicola Baumann, Germany
Gijs Bleijenberg, The Netherlands
Arthur W. Blume, USA
Neil C. Chambers, Canada
Christopher J. Correia, USA
W. Miles Cox, UK
Renate de Jong-Meyer, Germany
Maria J. Emmen, The Netherlands
Arno Fuhrmann, Germany
Siegfried Gauggel, Germany
Suzette V. Glasner, USA
Thomas Heidenreich, Germany
Allen W. Heinemann, USA
Manfred Hillmann, Germany
Martina Hoop, Germany
Jürgen Hoyer, Germany
Barry T. Jones, UK
Hendrée E. Jones, USA
Reiner Kaschel , Germany
Eric Klinger, USA
Christoph Koban, Germany
Julius Kuhl, Germany
Brian R. Little, USA
G. Alan Marlatt, USA
Mary McMurran, UK
Johannes Michalak, Germany
S. Vincent Miranti, USA
Santhi Periasamy, USA
Simone S. Rahotep, USA
Ken Resnicow, USA
Loriann Roberson, USA
Stephen Rollnick, UK
Gerard M. Schippers, The Netherlands
Bernhard M. Schroer, Germany
David M. Sluss, USA
Maxine L. Stitzer, USA
Ulrike Willutzki, Germany
Hub Wollersheim, The Netherlands
Conrad J. Wong, USA

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