School of Public Health

Motivational Interviewing, Provider Training, and Fidelity

Motivational Interviewing Provider Training And Fidelity11Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based conversation strategy for promoting behavior change. This area focuses on ways to adapt motivational interviewing for a variety of people, settings and problem behaviors.

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Rodriguez, M., Walters, S. T., Houck, J., Ortiz, J. A., & Taxman, F. S. (2018). The language of change among criminal justice clients: counselor language, client language, and client substance use outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(4), 626-36.

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Mun, E-Y., Atkins, D. C., & Walters, S. T. (2015). Is motivational interviewing effective at reducing alcohol misuse in young adults? A critical review of Foxcroft et al. (2014). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 836-46.

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