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Motivational Interviewing for Community Corrections: Expanding a Relationship-based Approach with Exemplar Implementation

Volume 84 Number 2
September 2020

Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been labeled a “natural fit” for community corrections. Yet research-to-practice can frustrate both those who practice and those who study. This article offers qualitative examination of direct fieldwork for implementing training-of-trainer models in Motivational Interviewing, including lessons learned from over a decade of implementing large-scale MI projects across corrections. The authors finish with a look at the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and how MI instruction and implementation has continued through multi-day web-training sessions and web courses.