The development of instruments to measure motivational interviewing skill acquisition for school-based personnel

Jason W. Small, Jon Lee, Andy J. Frey, John R. Seeley, Hill M. Walker

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Abstract

As specialized instructional support personnel begin learning and using motivational interviewing (MI) techniques in school-based settings, there is growing need for context-specific measures to assess initial MI skill development. In this article, we describe the iterative development and preliminary evaluation of two measures of MI skill adapted from the substance abuse field for use in school-based settings. We developed the Video Assessment of Simulated Encounters for School-Based Applications and the Written Assessment of Simulated Encounters for School-Based Applications to evaluate the initial MI skill development of school-based personnel participating in a multi-component, MI training program. Preliminary psychometric evidence supports continued development and refinement of the measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-254
Number of pages15
JournalAdvances in School Mental Health Promotion
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • instrumentation
  • motivational interviewing competency
  • training and supervision
  • treatment fidelity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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