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What happens during a Community of Practice?

What happens during a Community of Practice?

Because we feel CoPs are crucial to successful EBP implementation, we want to get your gears turning about how you might implement one, so this month we offer some insight into the types of activities that can take place in a CoP for Motivational Interviewing.

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Communities of Practice multiply success

Communities of Practice multiply success

This month we’re focusing on Communities of Practice because we’ve been seeing a powerful multiplier effect when agencies combine Communities of Practice with coding and coaching for Motivational Interviewing training.  In fact, the effects that we’ve been seeing are so tremendous, we really can’t say enough about “CoP’s”… A Community of Practice is a regularly-scheduled […]

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Compelling Questions for Corrections and Evidence-Based Practices

For this month’s newsletter, we thought it would be interesting for our community of readers to engage with compelling questions that effect evidence-based practices and corrections. These are questions that don’t yet have identified solutions or answers, but that are extremely important regarding matters of implementation. In our work with agencies across the country, we […]

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How To Ensure Long-Term Outcomes From Training

As budget constraints increase in the field of corrections and human services, there is additional pressure to get the most out of the training that organizations are able to bring on. Any investment in training brings with it an inherent risk – will the newly-trained innovation be not only learned, but practiced, implemented and ultimately […]

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Recognizing Adaptive Change is Crucial for EBP Implementation

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices activates a cascade of change in any organization and thus requires adjustment for everyone involved. Our article this month discusses the difference between adaptive change and technical change, and the importance of adaptive change. Adaptive change is a type of change that most organizations do not consider, yet it is crucial to […]

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Change Planning – Part V in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

For the most part, the use of case planning is a standard approach in corrections.  In this issue’s article we’ll explore change planning, a different approach to consolidating a client’s commitment into a tangible plan. Whereas case planning is a formal written plan that usually takes place in one meeting with the client, change planning […]

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Cognitive Coaching – Part IV in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

There is now strong evidence that the vast majority of offenders are driven into crime and deviancy by two factors – age and low self-control.  This makes the case for coaching high-risk clients to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills a strong one.  The use of Cognitive Coaching is the third element in our Practice […]

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Ongoing Assessment – Part III in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

Re-thinking Assessment There are so many different ways to think about assessment, with the most common being to see assessment as a one-time event where you “size up” an interviewee and obtain key information that will be instrumental in guiding the subsequent supervision process.  While this certainly gets the job done, it is easy for […]

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Part II in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ . . .

Engagement and Relationship Building First, a quick note about Practice Models: Although our Practice Model article series explores the four Practice Model components separately, keep in mind that these components work best as a synergistic constellation of moving parts. The components are intended to interlock and create an overall effect that is greater than the […]

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Part I in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ . . .

What is a practice model anyway, and why would I want to use one? A practice model serves as a conceptual framework or map to define success for a professional, a profession, or an organization. Criminal justice professionals can use a practice model to institute a new way of interacting with clients “that more closely […]

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