Evidence, fidelity, and organisational rationales: Multiple uses of Motivational Interviewing in a social services agency
2016 (English)In: Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, ISSN 1744-2648, E-ISSN 1744-2656, Vol. 12, no 1, 53-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In discussions and empirical investigations of the implementation of evidence-based interventions there is often a narrow focus on treatment fidelity. Studying a social services agency trying to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI), commonly regarded as evidence-based, this paper problematises a one-sided attention to treatment fidelity by showing how non-fidelity can be constructive from an organisational perspective. While treatment fidelity is one important aspect, it is argued that there might be other rationales to take into account when implementing evidence-based interventions in professional practices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 12, no 1, 53-71 p.
Implementation, treatment fidelity, evidence-based practice, motivational interviewing
Research subject Social Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126508DOI: 10.1332/174426415X14358305421172ISI: 000369338200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-126508DiVA: diva2:900631
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare