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Motivational interviewing and social work practice

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 15:31
Individual Author: 
Wahab, Stephanie
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March 9, 2005
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Wednesday, March 9, 2005
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March 9, 2005
Journal of Social Work

Motivational interviewing was proposed as an alternative model to direct persuasion for facilitating behavior change. Social work behavior change interventions have traditionally focused on increasing skills and reducing barriers. More recent recommendations tend to encourage practitioners to explore a broad range of issues, including but not limited to skills and barriers. The article defines and explains motivational interviewing by presenting its essential spirit and techniques, and provides a brief case example within a domestic violence context.(author summary)

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