Coercion in Massachusetts

May 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.

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Compliance via Coercion

May 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 9

February 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Their fondness for risk and excitement makes them ill-suited to a ‘straight’ lifestyle they would no doubt describe as boring.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 8

February 13, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Even the most recalcitrant drinker can appreciate the desirability of avoiding still more consequences. It’s a side door around some of the alcoholic’s denial.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 7

January 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Involving the therapeutic team adds strength to the message and can speed the accomplishment of important goals.

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Treating the Antisocial Addict: Treatment Planning

October 24, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 6

August 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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A big fine, for instance, isn’t necessarily a better deterrent than a lesser one that is administered quickly and effectively.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 5

July 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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But if the client also conveys a strong desire to get a degree or a worthwhile job, or start a family or get out of debt – these also constitute motivators for success.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 4

June 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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It’s not just what you present to your client — it’s how you present it. By following a few simple rules, you get better results. It’s not a perfect system, by any means. But it should improve outcomes.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 2

April 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Wasn’t it Archimedes who promised that given a lever long enough and a place to stand, he would move the world? In using leverage, think of credibility as the place you stand.

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