Chapter 6. Motivational Interviewing

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist2,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer3 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member4
  1. Chris Glover clinical services manager lecturer practitioner

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch6

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Glover, C. (2009) Motivational Interviewing, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    City University London, UK

  2. 3

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 4

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Whittington Hospital, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • motivational interviewing (MI);
  • people presenting with dual diagnosis - a challenge to work with;
  • motivational interviewing - evidence-based way of working with people;
  • MI principles and techniques and good relationship with client to achieve goals;
  • ‘Stages of Change’ model;
  • open-ended questions - question not eliciting a yes or no answer;
  • motivational interviewing (Motivational Interviewing. Professional Training Videotape series);
  • mental health staff and training benefits in MI


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is MI?

  • Conclusion

  • References