Motivational Interviewing, 8 hours
The success of evidence-based practices and strength-based assessment both require departments to excel at motivational interviewing, tying resources to case planning and the end result- intervening and getting probationers successfully out of the correctional system. The goal of motivational interviewing is to form a working relationship with a probationer. The end result of a working relationship with a probationer is to encourage compliance with the terms of probation and to successfully complete their probation grant. With both adults and juveniles, the interview skill of the officer can and does influence the motivation level of the probationer. This class instructs participants in motivational interview methods and techniques recognized as being effective with this population. Using case studies, participants practice this specific interview method step by step, and take away learning aids and a workbook that support the officer in putting the learning into practice on the job.