Building Motivation



Michael D. Clark, MSW Director

The CSBS is a technical assistance group, based in the United States, that offers training and consultation in the Strengths Approach and Motivational Interviewing.


Michael is co-author to the new Guilford Press book, “Motivational Interviewing with Offenders: Engagement, Rehabilitation and Reentry."  Publication date is set for May 23, 2017.

From Guilford Press: From experts on working with court-mandated populations, this book shows how Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help offenders move beyond resistance or superficial compliance and achieve meaningful behavior change. Using this evidence-based approach promotes successful rehabilitation and reentry by drawing on clients' values, goals, and strengths—not simply telling them what to do. The authors clearly describe the core techniques of MI and bring them to life with examples and sample dialogues from a range of criminal justice and forensic settings. Of crucial importance, the book addresses MI implementation in real-world offender service systems, including practical strategies for overcoming obstacles. This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers

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The Motivational Interviewing Continuing Education Program delivers 16 continuing education hours annually with specific tracks for:

  • Adult Probation and Parole Officers
  • Juvenile Court Services Staff
  • Drug Court Team Members
  • Case Managers
  • Treatment Providers

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