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Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

This two-part DVD set or streaming video package offers a detailed illustration of Motivational Interviewing. Based on the revised and updated Motivational Interviewing, 3rd edition (2013), this material introduces the new four-process method of Motivational Interviewing. With your purchase, you'll get more than 6 hours of video material, including a discussion between Drs. William R. Miller, Theresa B. Moyers and Stephen Rollnick, as well as 14 example interviews that illustrate Motivational Interviewing's many real-world applications.

Whether streaming online or watching via DVD, Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change comes loaded with access to downloadable resources, including a detailed menu of topics, interview commentary and annotated transcripts of all 14 interviews. Streaming access to Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change allows you to watch from wherever you can find a reliable Internet connection.

Note: The related book, Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition, is available from Guilford Press.


DVD Contents

Part I : An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

  1. What Is Motivational Interviewing?

    How MI developed; what is unique and essential to MI; foundations and spirt of MI; direction in MI; four fundamental processes of MI; what makes counseling MI?

  2. How Does Motivational Interviewing Work?

    Discussion of the four processes: Engaging, Focusing, Evoking and Planning

  3. Clinical Challenges in Motivational Interviewing

    Deconstructing "resistance"; importance and confidence; counseling with neutrality; developing discrepancy

  4. Challenges in Applications of Motivational Interviewing

    Learning MI; how do you know when you're doing MI?; integrating MI with broader practices; implementing MI in service systems; the evidence base; hopes for the future

Part II : Demonstrations of Motivational Interviewing

Part II contains four hours of demonstration interviews of the four processes of MI by Drs. Miller, Moyers, Rollnick and Yahne. The 14 interviews span a variety of problem topics and practice contexts.

Interviews 11 and 12 are Dr. Miller's previously unreleased original (1989) demonstrations of the clinical style of Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

Interviews 13 and 14 are re-released with permission from the 1998 training video series.

  • The Confirmed Smoker
    Engaging and Evoking
    Moyers
    (16 minutes)

  • Living with Diabetes
    Engaging and Agenda Mapping
    Rollnick
    (10 minutes)

  • The Confused Artist
    Formulation in Focusing and Planning
    Miller
    (22 minutes)

  • The Confused Artist
    Evoking Client Strengths
    Miller
    (7 minutes)

  • My Father Also Hit Me
    Two Styles in Engaging with a Mandated Client
    Moyers
    (11 minutes)

  • I Just Want My Daughter Back
    Conflicting Agendas in Focusing and Planning
    Yahne
    (28 minutes)

  • The Suspicious Smoker
    MI in Health Care Consultation
    Rollnick
    (9 minutes)

  • The Suspicious Smoker
    Overuse of Directing
    Rollnick
    (6 minutes)

  • The Suspicious Smoker
    Overuse of Following
    Rollnick
    (5 minutes)

  • An Experiment in Switching Styles
    Miller
    (35 minutes)

  • Original Demonstration of Motivational Interviewing
    Miller
    (22 minutes)

  • Original Demonstration of Motivational Enhancement Therapy
    Miller
    (36 minutes)

  • The Silent Man
    Reflective Listening with a Nonverbal Client
    Miller
    (9 minutes)

  • The Rounder
    Responding to Discord and Sustain Talk
    Moyers
    (16 minutes)

  • Meet the authors

    William R. Miller is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. The author of more than 40 books, he introduced the concept of Motivational Interviewing in 1983, and is listed as one of the world's most cited scientists.

    Theresa B. Moyers is on the clinical psychology faculty and is a senior researcher at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on understanding the change processes underlying Motivational Interviewing, and how best to help clinicians develop competence in this method.

    Stephen Rollnick is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Health Care Communication at the University of Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work on adapting MI for healthcare and other settings has been embraced by numerous books and papers, along with training efforts in diverse cultures and settings.


    Dr. William Miller, in collaboration with The Change Companies®, has developed the following resources for individuals working to make life changes.

    Self-management Journal and Facilitator Guide (Mental Health Edition and Addiction Treatment Edition)
    by William R. Miller and David Mee-Lee

    These two customized guides to feelings, motivations and positive mental health help to encourage and empower clients to take an active role in their recovery or mental health.

    Living As If Journal and Facilitator Guide
    by William R. Miller

    This Journal is designed to help participants examine the underlying assumptions that guide their perceptions and behavior. It helps individuals develop the understanding that they have a choice about how they perceive reality, which leads them to the awareness that their future need not be a repeat of their past.