Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSolhkhah, R, Gaveras, G
EditorLevounis, P, Arnaout, B
Book TitleHandbook of motivation and change: A practical guide for clinicians
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric
Place PublishedArlington, VA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-1-58562-370-9
Keywordsaddiction, addiction treatment, Adolescent Development, Drug abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, Pediatrics, Substance Abuse

(from the chapter) Working in pediatric settings, for both physical and mental health, can present unique challenges to the clinician. Children and adolescents often require complex interventions to provide the necessary comprehensive and developmentally sensitive treatment. Brief interventions are particularly useful in working with youths with behavioral, developmental, or social problems. Among the brief interventions, Motivational Interviewing is often used (Dunn et al. 2001; Erickson et al. 2005). Motivational Interviewing was developed by Miller and Rollnick (1991, 2002) and its utility has been well described in the treatment of a wide group of disorders in adults, primarily substance abuse and dependence (Miller and Rollnick 2002). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

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