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Mental Health: Motivational interventions in mental health

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Motivational interventions in mental health

Welcome to a special issue of Mental Health Update on Motivational Interventions, including attitudes, techniques, training, and use with respect to treatment attendance and other behaviour change.

Full text access: Most of these resources are freely accessible, but articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access. Readers from other organisations are welcome, but please note that some links will not work for you, and this library can only supply subscription based full text resources to SVHM staff and students.  Endnote:  SVHM staff may request an Endnote library of these citations.   

Library contact: to subscribe to updates, request an Endnote library or ask about library services.  Last updated: June 2020

Resources by staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Reasons for use package. Kroes S, Myers K. 

The impact of intrinsic motivation on session attendance and reliable cognitive improvement in cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Bryce SD, Lee SJ, Ponsford JL, Lawrence RJ, Tan EJ, Rossell SL. Schizophrenia Research, 2018 Request article from authors

Motivational interviewing - techniques and attitudes



Practice settings


Treatment motivation

Appointment attendance

Discharge planning

Medication adherence

Treatment motivation

Addictions and dual diagnosis


Substance use

Dual diagnosis

Video from

Motivational interventions for specific issues


Eating disorders



Indigenous Australians

Physical health

Helen Wilding

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
Thursdays, Fridays & alternate Wednesdays
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