Motivational interviewing is a client-centered directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Sedgwick County Department of Corrections has implemented Motivational Interviewing techniques in working with clients. Employees are provided ongoing phase system trainings.
The OARS poster can be displayed to reinforce OARS skills for staff.
Skills Development Procedures
This document is an implementation plan for introducing, developing and coaching staff’s Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills.
Staff Skills Development Grid
Staff progress through levels of Motivational Interviewing (MI) at different rates. This tool can be utilized to track numerous employees at once. This tool will assist in tracking the employee’s MI level plus progress.
Audit - Phase 1 through 4 AFS 2008
This tool can be used to coach staff in skill development. The form ranges from basic to complex MI skills and can be used to maintain fidelity to the MI model.
Brief Interaction Rating Form for ISO - Behavior Change Counseling Index
This form can be used during brief staff interactions with clients. This form can also be useful during coaching sessions and peer review sessions.
Cost and Benefit Analysis
The Cost and Benefit Analysis tool can be used to assist staff in developing discrepancies with clients. This technique helps the client to recognize their own discrepancies through staff and client collaboration. Recognition of discrepancies can lead to client behavior change.
Motivational Interviewing Audit Scoring Guide 2008
This guide is a reference provided through the Motivational Interviewing website. This guide assists the skills developer to maintain consistency in scoring staff skills.
Motivational Interviewing Desk Reference Guide
This at-a-glance reference guide assists staff who are new to MI. This resource is used to learn, reinforce and utilize MI skills. This tool should be easily accessed by staff for quick reference during interaction with clients.
“What Works and What Doesn’t in Reducing Recidivism for Juvenile Offenders”
(PowerPoint by Dr. Edward J. Latessa presented in Wichita on 2-26-09)
“What Works / What Doesn’t in Changing Behaviors”
(PowerPoint by Dr. Jennifer Pealer presented in
(Accompanies Dr. Pealer’s “What Works” presentation on 6-27-08)
“What Works and What Doesn’t in Reducing Recidivism: The Principles of Effective
(PowerPoint by Dr. Edward Latessa presented in
Evidence-Based Resources for OJJDP Program Applicants
(Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections
(Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, 2004)
“Juvenile Crime and Consequences in Kansas”
(Resource by Kansas Legal Services, Inc., 2011)
Benefits and Costs of Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Youth
(Washington State Institute of Public Policy, Sept. 2004)
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Prevention & Early Intervention Programs
(Washington State Institute of Public Policy, Steve Aos, Sept. 2005)
The Comparative Costs and Benefits of Programs to Reduce Crime
(Washington State Institute of Public Policy, May 2001)
A Guide for Probation and Parole – Motivating Offenders to Change
(Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, 2007)
Positive Youth Justice – Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of
Positive Youth Development
(Butts, Bazemore & Meroe, 2010)
Reducing the Harm: Identifying Appropriate Programming for Low-Risk
(Lowenkamp, Smith and Bechtel, 2007)
A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of an Intensive Rehabilitation Supervision Program
(Bonta, Wallace-Capretta and Rooney, 2000)
Understanding the Risk Principle: How and Why Correctional
Interventions Can Harm Low-Risk Offenders
(Lowenkamp & Latessa, 2004)
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