Title

Measures of Fidelity In Motivational Enhancement: A Systematic Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The movement to use empirically supported treatments has increased the need for researchers and clinical supervisors to evaluate therapists' adherence to and competence in particular empirically supported interventions. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported intervention for substance abuse and other behavioral problems. However, for this intervention to work, it must be provided with fidelity and skill. This article provides a systematic review of MI adherence and competence measures that have been developed and described independently elsewhere. Recommendations for refinement of the measures and future research are also discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

73