Working the Difference: Science, Spirit, and the Spread of Motivational Interviewing

Working the Difference: Science, Spirit, and the Spread of Motivational Interviewing
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A history of motivational interviewing and what its rise reveals about how cultural forms emerge and spread.

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a professional practice, a behavioral therapy, and a self-professed conversation style that encourages clients to talk themselves into change. Originally developed to treat alcoholics, MI quickly spread into a variety of professional fields including corrections, medicine, and sanitation. In Working the Difference, E. Summerson Carr focuses on the training and dissemination of MI to explore how cultural forms--and particularly forms of expertise--emerge and spread. The result is a compelling analysis of the American preoccupations at MI's core, from democratic autonomy and freedom of speech to Protestant ethics and American pragmatism.

ISBN: 
9780226827629
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
September 5, 2023

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