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ERIC Number: EJ1129684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Evidence, Fidelity, and Organisational Rationales: Multiple Uses of Motivational Interviewing in a Social Services Agency
Björk, Alexander
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n1 p53-71 Jan 2016
In discussions and empirical investigations of the implementation of evidence-based interventions there is often a narrow focus on treatment fidelity. Studying a social services agency trying to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI), commonly regarded as evidence-based, this paper problematises a one-sided attention to treatment fidelity by showing how non-fidelity can be constructive from an organisational perspective. While treatment fidelity is one important aspect, it is argued that there might be other rationales to take into account when implementing evidence-based interventions in professional practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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