U.S. Department of Justice

Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole

Publication year: 2007 | Cataloged on: Jun. 07, 2007
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: This publication "provides probation and parole officers and other correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind MI [motivational interviewing] and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders" (p.2). Seven chapters are contained in this guide: how MI fits in with evidence-based practice; how and why people change; the motivational interviewing style; preparing for change; building motivation for change; navigating through tough times--working with deception, violations, and sanctions; and from start to finish--putting MI into practice.
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