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Free Article of the Week: Motivational Interviewing for School Mental Health

Free Article of the Week:  Motivational Interviewing for School Mental Health




For this re-launch of SWN, we’re going to share a free article each week from a leading school mental health journal, Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.

This week’s article:  “Motivational interviewing as a framework to guide school-based coaching.”

Authors:  Jon Lee, Andy Frey, Keith Herman, & Wendy Reinke

Why it matters:  Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a flexible, evidence-based intervention that can be easily adapted to help school social workers in their consultation work with teachers to decrease teacher resistance to implementing behavior plans.

About The Author

Michael Kelly

Michael S. Kelly PhD, LCSW is the Lucian and Carol Welch Matusak Professor and Director of the School Mental Health Advanced Practice certificate and Family and School Partnerships Program at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. Prior to coming to Loyola in Fall 2006, he was a school social worker, family therapist, and youth minister in the Chicago area for 14 years. He has authored over 80 journal articles, books, and book chapters on school social work, evidence-based practice (EBP), and positive youth development. He is a fellow of the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counseling, co-Chair of the Society for Social Work & Research SSW Special Interest Group, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of School Social Work, and Associate Editor of School Mental Health. He has recently brought his work on school mental health and EBP to researchers and practitioners in England, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, and Japan.

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