Motivational interviewing for probation staff: Increasing the readiness to change.

Clark, M.M. (2005). Federal Probation, 69, 22-28. [Part One of a Two Part Series] Complete article:

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  • "Externally-imposed compliance is the least enduring type of change, with negative behavior returning once the coercive force is withdrawn."
  • "Since offenders will come to us as villains or victims, we need to move beyond these limiting views to see offenders with a third lens—as capable and as a resource in the process of change. This "third lens" as pro-posed by Bazemore & Terry corresponds with a motivational approach (middle ground) that lies between the extremes of "tough" and "soft.""