Motivational Interviewing: Creating a Leadership Role for Social Work in the Era of Healthcare Reform

Victoria Stanhope, Julie Tennille, Casey Bohrman, Emily Hamovitch

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Abstract

To better address the needs of individuals with a range of complex health conditions, the Affordable Care Act has shifted the focus from acute care to prevention through behavior change and promoted the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare systems. Central to healthcare reform is delivering person-centered care, which means actively engaging people in their treatment decisions and managing their wellness. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is perhaps the most widely used intervention to promote behavior change. Although MI is utilized across most health disciplines, social workers are uniquely positioned to lead dissemination and on-going training efforts in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-480
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2016

Keywords

  • Healthcare reform
  • evidence-based practices
  • health and mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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