Our latest award winner is Dr. Reagan North, a high school counselor. He has completed his dissertation at Seattle Pacific University on how school counselor preparation programs provide motivational interviewing training. He also gives regular trainings on using motivational interviewing throughout the United States.
He has been awarded the Counselor’s Choice Award for his therapy skill book: Motivational Interviewing for School Counselors. This gives a instructional view of how to use motivational interviewing in two parts, “Empathy” and “Change Talk.” It even gives a humorous view at some points about how to be a terrible school counselor. Listen to his interview about it, here.
This book is a powerfully practical explanation of MI ideas and techniques for school counselors to read. Loaded with actual examples from the school context, the book is designed to help busy School Counselors learn these tools in a quick and enjoyable way. Students need help accessing their own motivation to improve grades, grow relationships, kick bad habits, and pursue deeply meaningful lives. School Counselors are perfectly positioned to help them do so, and MI is the tool they need.
Thank you, Dr. North, for this wonderful tool.