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Archive for July, 2013

MI is not a decisional balance

In their 2009 paper, ‘Ten Things that Motivational Interviewing Is Not’ Miller and Rollnick, noted that one of the things that MI is not is the notion of decisional balance, or what is commonly referred to as the cost benefit analysis. For those unfamiliar with the tool the facilitator or counsellor evokes from the client […]

‘He just gets me’ – The layering of psychological abuse

“He makes me laugh. He makes me cry. He makes me feel beautiful. I love him like I have never loved anyone before. If he doesn’t get out do I just shrug my shoulders and say, ‘oh well’”. She later texted: “He’s the best kisser I’ve ever kissed” and he was “seriously the best – […]

Effective Interventions with Offenders – New Stock has arrived

The view of the 1970s and ’80s – that in terms of rehabilitation programmes, nothing works – continues to exert an influence that is no longer deserved. Over the last twenty years more than 2,000 published evaluations and 75 meta-analyses have shown that carefully designed and delivered interventions, supported by good supervision, at their best […]

Videos of presentations from ISMI 2013 available

Open source and rendering practice ideas visible have always been important to us at HMA. We therefore decided as part of the hosting group for the 3rd International Symposium on Motivational Interviewing to video those presenters who were happy to have their voices heard to a wider audience. You can catch up on presentations below. Stephen […]