Posted on February 19, 2014
Motivational interviewing, or MI, is a technique used by counselors to get their clients to understand their problems and work to a better future. Dr. Andy J. Frey, PhD, co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Strategies for Engaging Parents, Teachers, and Students, talks about using motivational interviewing in school settings.
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Posted on January 29, 2014
We all know from personal experience that adopting new behaviors and attitudes can be a complicated endeavor. Changing well-established personal behaviors, habits, and routines requires a great deal of commitment and persistence. Thus, it should come as no surprise to us to be met with pushback and resistance when we attempt to stimulate change in complex systems such as schools and families. These systems are composed of individuals with longstanding preferences and habits that have been reinforced,...
Posted on December 31, 2013
As a school social worker in the late 1990s, I took pride in recommending, assisting to implement, and implementing interventions that were evidence-based. Yet the identification of effective practices held little value unless I could influence others to use them. While much professional dialog focused on identifying...