Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: An Introduction
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Mar. 26, 2012
ANNOTATION: This article is very good introduction to the use of motivational interviewing (MI), “a person-centered approach in which the practitioner uses a guiding style to enable the client to build and strengthen his or her own motivation for change,” with sex offenders. In fact, you can use this as a quick primer on MI. Topics discussed include: style and spirit; good listening; ambivalence; four principles; basic skills; recognizing and reinforcing change talk; commitment talk; providing feedback; and concluding remarks.