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ERIC Number: EJ1088363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1754-730X
An Evaluation of Training for Lay Providers in the Use of Motivational Interviewing to Promote Academic Achievement among Urban Youth
Simon, Patricia; Ward, Nadia L.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v7 n4 p255-270 2014
This study examined training outcomes for lay service providers who participated in a motivational interviewing (MI) training program designed to help increase intrinsic motivation and academic achievement among urban, low-income minority youth. Seventeen lay academic advisors received 16 hours of workshop training in MI. Additionally, two 2-hour booster sessions and five 2-hour weekly group supervision sessions were conducted with lay advisors over a period of 7 months; 100% of lay advisors (n = 17) participated in the workshop training and booster sessions, and 71% of lay advisors (n = 12) completed all group supervision sessions and submitted tapes for review. MI training was associated with increased knowledge of MI principles among lay advisors, increased proficiency in responding to simulated clients in an MI consistent style, increased use of MI-adherent behaviors in sessions with real clients, and maintenance of high motivation to use MI from pretest to post-test. Although lay advisors increased their knowledge of MI, further training is required for advisors to increase competence in delivering MI. Overall, implications for using MI in the context of school-based settings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED); National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P334A080071; P334A110229; T32DA019426