Working with Intimate Partner Violence
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based practice goal oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence, the struggle within. Existing support, care and treatment programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) have low success rates in reducing IPV primarily due to poor attendance, high drop-out rates (50%), and low motivation by participants. Additionally, a poorly established therapeutic working alliance has been identified as a cause for some of the lack of progress and treatment cessation which leads to increased recidivism.
Motivational Interviewing has been shown to be effective in increasing client, people we serve involvement in IPV care, support and treatment and bolstering motivation to change violent behavior patterns and the empowerment of the oppressed partner. This two-day training will discuss how to integrate Motivational Interviewing into IPV support, care, treatment and provide participants with an opportunity to practice and explore the use of Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic intervention.