Behavior Change

Evidence-Based Practices: Motivational Interviewing

At 3rd Mil, we strive to have evidence-based practices incorporated into all of our courses. One of these practices is Motivational Interviewing. 

Motivational Interviewing is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Motivational interviewing uses affirmations, reflection, open-ended questions, and periodic, strategically placed summary statements. It is used in all of our courses. 

Motivational Interviewing is based on the following assumptions:

Evidence-Based Strategies: Personalized Feedback

A comprehensive review of 42 interventions found strong support for the efficacy of programs that incorporated motivational feedback, expectancy challenge, skills-based activities and personalized feedback.¹ Personalized feedback is integrated into all of our drug and alcohol courses for courts, colleges, and high schools through the use of the eCHECKUP TO GO brief inter

Using Technology to Change Offender Behavior

Modern technology can be used for many things, from monitoring your sleeping baby to turning off your lights remotely from your phone. Technology can also be used to help offenders change behavior and reduce recidivism. For example, in the personal health arena, there are now many products that help people make changes in diet, exercise, or other health behaviors.