Having a judge or a parole officer holding the big stick on them may be enough to get them into treatment, but it’s usually not enough motivation to get them beyond the minimum of compliance.

iStock_000013731000XSmallThey don’t want to be in treatment.

Your job is to get them engaged, motivate them, and assure the best possible treatment outcomes for each client.

Having a judge or a parole officer holding the big stick on them may be enough to get them into treatment, but it’s usually not enough motivation to get them beyond the minimum of compliance.

RecoverySI Principal C. Scott McMillin believes it’s possible to get good treatment outcomes with court-referred clients. This nine-part series provides a detailed exploration, using case studies and examples, shows you how.

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[…] This article series provides case studies and examples to help addiction clinicians use leverage to build motivation, and engagement with involuntary clients.  […]

Pingback by Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred... — May 25, 2014 @ 6:55 am

Thanks for letting us know! Parts 8 and 9 are in the works, should be posted during February. Once all nine parts have been posted we will probably create a single document that includes all nine parts, as well. Subscribe to the site for updates and you will receive an email when they’re available (you can use the “subscribe” button in the right hand column.) So glad you are finding the series useful.

Comment by Cecile — January 27, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

I am a forensic therapist working with individuals transitioning back into the community and I am particularly interested in the nine part series.

Comment by Sean — January 27, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

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