ERIC Number: EJ1065357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing Motivational Interviewing in an Urban Homeless Population: An Agency-University Collaboration
Crouch, Cathy; Parrish, Danielle E.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n4 p493-498 Jul 2015
This article describes the experiences of an agency administrator who developed a meaningful and effective collaboration with university researchers to address the needs of her client population. The initial agency-university collaboration process and its benefits are described as well as the efforts required and challenges faced when adopting and implementing motivational interviewing as a primary approach for case management services in a large, urban homeless services program. Finally, additional lessons learned from an administrator's perspective are provided.
Descriptors: Motivation, Interviews, Urban Areas, Homeless People, Agency Cooperation, Colleges, Research, Best Practices, Cooperation, Researchers, Social Services, Change Strategies, Models, Caseworkers, Surveys, Health, Recidivism, Housing, Administrator Role
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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