Has made a massive difference to the way I consult. Is slightly repetetive with boxing statements it has just made in the body of the text, which really is not needed. The overall content and scenarios are good. More cases and examples would have also helped.
Having spent some time in training with the author, I find this an easy presentation of his work/experience. However, I am also aware that the terminology has changed a bit since this was written, and that the theories have also developed with new concepts being added.
However, it still stands as a very helpful introduction to Motivational Interviewing and any councellor or therapist would benefit from reading this.
This book is easy to read. It describes and gives exaples of the techniques used in motivational interviewd - aimed at helping to change pateint's behaviour in healthcare. I would recommend this for student nurses, newly qualifieds as well as nurses that may not know about motivational interviewing / want to brush up on their skills.