Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)

August 28, 2019 - Comment

Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day interactions with clients. MI offers simple yet

Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day interactions with clients. MI offers simple yet powerful tools for helping clients work through ambivalence, break free of diets and quick-fix solutions, and overcome barriers to change. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate specific ways to enhance conversations about meal planning and preparation, exercise, body image, disordered eating, and more. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size. Instructors requesting a desk copy from Guilford will be emailed a link to supplemental PowerPoint slides and exam questions.

This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

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Anonymous says:

Motivational Interviewing for dietitians & beyond! As a Registered Dietitian, I am always on the lookout for ways to learn to do my job better. By that I mean, ways to help my clients more effectively. I was turned onto Motivational Interviewing a number of years ago and have read a few books on the topic. The other books were helpful but I would get a bit frustrated with the examples they provided as they were often related to issues other than food and healthy lifestyle choices. This book, on the other hand, is all about helping clients with…

Anonymous says:

Highly recommend This is a terrific book that I’m finding very helpful as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. I wish I could take all the info in this book and just perfectly get it in my head and practice, but that will take time. 🙂 In just the first few chapters I’ve learned a lot that I’ve been able to start applying so I can be more effective with communicating with clients.

Anonymous says:

You need Motivational Interviewing in your clinical toolkit, even if you don’t use it all the time This is an excellent and fun read and a must-have starting point for dietitians or clinicians of any background or age. More applicable to the outpatient population for sure, but it does cover more fast-paced inpatient examples of motivational interviewing. I recommend this book to all food and nutrition professionals – students, interns, new RDs, or the most experienced RDs with a million more letters after their names. Concrete examples which are numerous and helpful.

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