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Motivational Interviewing and School Misbehaviour: An evidenced-based approach to working with at-risk adolescents

David Mander, PhD, ¬†Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, Western Australia   Abstract Motivational Interviewing (MI) is presented as an adjunct to existing counselling techniques when working with older adolescent students (e.g., over 12 years of age) at risk of early disengagement with education because of persistent misbehaviour at school. While this paper foremost examines the …

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Motivational Interviewing and School Misbehaviour: An evidenced-based approach to working with at-risk adolescents

  Return to Journal Articles David Mander, PhD, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, Western Australia ¬† Introduction Policy and practice on how best to manage and intervene with persistent misbehaviour at school by older adolescent students remains an ongoing concern for staff in many secondary schools across Australia (Sullivan, Johnson, Owens, & Conway, 2014). Indeed, …

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