This informative and straightforward book explores the emergence of motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with specific attention given to the increasing focus on the central importance of the therapeutic alliance in improving client outcomes.
Comprising 30 short chapters divided into two parts - theory and practice - this entry in the popular "CBT Distinctive Features Series" covers the key features of MI-informed CBT, offering essential guidance for students and practitioners experienced in both MI and CBT, as well as practitioners from other theoretical orientations who require an accessible guide to this developing approach.
About the Author
Cathy Atkinson is Curriculum Director of the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology programme, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. She is also a registered practitioner educational psychologist, specialising in therapeutic approaches for students accessing alternative provision for social, emotional and mental health difficulties, and co-founder of the Manchester Motivational Interviewing Network, which seeks to promote and support multiagency MI practice across the north-west of England.Paul Earnshaw is a Senior Psychological Therapist working for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has developed and contributed to workshops and symposiums in that forum. His long-standing interest and practice has been on the integration of CBT and MI. He is also a co-founder of the Manchester Motivational Interviewing Network.