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Does Motivational Interviewing Improve Osteoporosis Treatment? Does Motivational Interviewing Deserve Better Research? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Feb 2012 10:32pm In some of its Grand Rounds and other conference presentations, the Disease Management Care Blog likes to show a slide portraying a basic disease management business model: a nurse call center with patient calls going in the front end and piles of cash coming out the back end. That's built on a widespread assumption that if you educate per ... Read on »
Motivational Interviewing works, but no better than other treatments by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 5:42am Cochrane conducts a meta-analysis of motivational interviewing (MI) and concludes that it’s no more effective than other treatments. More than 76 million people worldwide have alcohol problems, and another 15 million have drug problems. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a psychological treatment that aims to help people cut down or stop u ... Read on »
Motivational Interviewing crash course for parents by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Aug 2011 8:40am photo credit: sampsyo After setting up a scene of a parent with a child in the ER for the second time with alcohol poisoning, a blogger at intervene.drugfree.org offers some advice: People tend to only listen to one person — themselves.  And, as a result, they’re only influenced by one person …again — themselves.  So, as frustrati ... Read on »
Top Posts of 2011 #8 – Motivational Interviewing crash course for parents by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 9:24am photo credit: sampsyo After setting up a scene of a parent with a child in the ER for the second time with alcohol poisoning, a blogger at intervene.drugfree.org offers some advice: People tend to only listen to one person — themselves.  And, as a result, they’re only influenced by one person …again — themselves.  So, as frustrati ... Read on »
Motivational Interviewing is an Effective Way to Connect with Patients by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 9:02pm Because my job doesn’t involve direct patient contact, there are times when I come across what I believe to be a new bright idea for improving patient-nurse interaction that turns out to have been around awhile. Such is the case with a practice called Motivational Interviewing, a plan a nurse can use to forge a partnership with the patient who ... Read on »
Motivational interviewing by PCP most effective for smoking cessation by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 12:00am Published January 20th, 2010 in , , , , , , , , CFAH.org - Addressing tobacco use without judging the user appears to help people quit smoking, especially if a primary care physician uses a form of ... Read on »
A&E’s Intervention: The Johnson Model, Motivational Interviewing, and more by Adi Jaffe Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 10:52am A&E’s “ Intervention ” is a reality series that follows one individual struggling with addiction per episode.  Family and friends gather with an interventionist toward the end of the episode and an intervention is planned.  The addict is then given a choice between leaving immediately for rehab or risk losing contact, financial support or some ... Read on »
How to motivate yourself to change by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:17am Need to improve your behaviour ? Get rid of a bad habit ? Motivational interviewing can help - and you can do it yourself ! Directions for the Motivational Interviewing Worsksheet: * Download the Motivational Interviewing Worksheet (PDF) * Choose a behavior or habit that you have that you would like to change. * Write down the ... Read on »
Autonomy, mastery, purpose and motivation by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 24 Aug 2009 10:24pm Dan Pink gave a talk on motivation and rewards at the TED conference. Of course, his talk has nothing to do with addiction, recovery or treatment. He is talking about management in the business world, not addiction treatment, but one can't help but wonder what lessons could be drawn from this. He argues that "if/then" rewards work only for v ... Read on »
Motivation Tips From the World’s Busiest Dad! by sbarker Facebook Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 5:00pm I hope you have been enjoying the FREE expert audio interviews I have been giving you over the last few months… Personally I think audio books and podcasts are awesome and a much faster and easier way to learn. I thought reading ONE book a week was good but with audio books I am up to listening to 3-4 books a week! You can load em up on ... Read on »