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Using Motivational Interviewing to Change Offender Behavior

The National Institute of Corrections has just released Motivating Offenders to Change: a Guide for Probation and ParoleThis publication provides correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind motivational interviewing (MI) and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders. Download a copy from the NIC website.

Also Available:

Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies in Working with Resistant Populations.   A 32 hour training program that will provide practitioners who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively internalize motivation for change. (Download)

NIC Video:  Two Probation Officer/Offender Contact Sessions.  This 10 minute video demonstrates the use of motivational interviewing through role-playing scenarios.  (Order)

Motivational Interviewing:  An Introduction [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual].  The use of motivational interviewing during the case management process is covered during this 10-hour course.  (Download)


Posted Tue, Jul 3 2007 4:12 PM by jgustfsn
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