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Citation:  Manthey, T., Jackson, C., & Evans-Brown, P. (2011). Motivational interviewing and vocational rehabilitation: A review with recommendations for administrators and counselors. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42 (1), 3-14.
Title:  Motivational interviewing and vocational rehabilitation: A review with recommendations for administrators and counselors
Authors:  Manthey, T., Jackson, C., & Evans-Brown, P.
Year:  2011
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
Full text:  https://search.proquest.com/openview/c2851dd8ceacc5903ab10de584ebe1...   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Because Motivational Interviewing has been identified as effective in eliciting behavior change in a variety of clinical settings, it is recommended for use in the vocational rehabilitation setting to support employment-seeking behaviors.
Purpose:  This article provides a literature review of studies on Motivational Interviewing, as well as indicates the use of MI as an evidence-based practice in the vocational rehabilitation setting. Studies which have been completed using MI as an employment intervention are identified in the following settings: drug court and supported employment program for individuals with severe mental illness. Guidance is given to administrators and counselors about how to implement MI approach into the vocational rehabilitation setting.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Chronic mental illness
Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
High school dropouts / functionally illiterate persons
Persons with multiple disabilities (e.g., deaf-blindness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse)
SSI and SSDI recipients
Interventions:  Career counseling
Vocational rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing