Published Studies

motivational interviewing, motivational interviewing training

User-friendly motivational interviewing and evidence-based supported employment tools for practition

Evidence—Based Supported Employment (EBSE) significantly increases employment rates

for individuals with severe mental illness; however, 40%-60% of EBSE participants fail to

secure employment.

Is employment associated with reduced recidivism? The complex relationship between employment and cr

This article argues that increased time crime-free is an indicator of positive behavior change that should be supplemented with clinical interventions to help formerly incarcerated persons maintain the initial motivation associated with employment. 

Motivational interviewing in vocational rehabilitation for people living with mental ill health

A successful return to work can help people regain a lost sense of purpose and identity, which is crucial to achieving optimal life goals. It is proposed that motivation for work can be clarified and enhanced by the skilled application of a MI technique. Further work and research in this area is needed.

Sick-listed workers’ experiences with motivational interviewing in the return to work process

Sick-listed workers experienced MI as positive due to the good relationship that developed with the MI caseworker, how this normalized sick leave, and the help they received with adjusting their RTW strategies. Professionals working with individuals attempting to RTW may benefit from using MI as a method for helping sick-listed workers to RTW.