Motivational Interviewing in a Residential Treatment Programme

Colin O'Driscoll


An Irish  entrepenuer and  motivational interviewing specialist created a residential treatment programme  for addictions  in Ireland  with  motivational interviewing not only  as  the model for  therapy but also as the guiding spirit for the treatment environment  and  repertoire of activities. This article describes the treatment programme, characterises those served by it, and presents results of a preliminary assessment of treatment outcomes. The article concludes with consideration of the challenges and successes of this unique residential programm


motivational interviewing, residential treatment, evidence based practice

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