Eddie McNamara

works as an Independent Educational Psychologist. He has written extensively in the areas of the prevention and management of problem behaviour, changing behaviour through changing how young people think about their behaviour and eliciting motivation to change from children and young people. Eddie has written books, chapters and articles of a very practical nature in these areas.

Kevin Woods, Garry Squires and Cathy Atkinson

are registered practitioner educational psychologists working at the University of Manchester Institute of Education (UMIE). All three are involved in training psychologists and in research that explores how therapeutic approaches can be used in educational settings. They all have an interest in motivational interviewing and have taken different slants based on their other work. Kevinís related work has focused upon narrative therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and child protection; Garry has expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy. Cathy has looked at ways to develop motivational interviewing practices for non-specialists working with children and young people.

Patrick McArdle and Nadia Tabassum

are Educational Psychologists who were following a Doctoral Training Programme at the time of contributing to chapter 3.

Sebastian G. Kaplan, Ph.D.,

is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), providing training in MI for mental health providers, health care practitioners, and school-based professionals. His clinical and research interests include the application of MI for adolescents and families.

Craig Bridge

has been working for Lincolnshire County Council as an Educational Psychologist for 9 years. He is currently working within the Specialist Teacher and Applied Psychology Service and has been working using MI for 6 years. This work has included individual application of MI with Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 pupils, with adults via peer support, in groups and organisationally with Head Teachers, Teaching Assistants and whole staff. Craig has also been developing systemic approaches in psychology and the application of CBT with all client groups through his routine Educational Psychology practice.

Claudia Moss

works for Leeds City Council Psychology Service. Claudia has a particular interest in the use of MI as an intervention to elicit motivational change, supporting young person themselves to be actively involved in exploring their behaviour and initiating change. Her doctoral thesis [2010] focused on the impact of a group based MI approach on pupil self-esteem.

Chapter 7 was written by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from the University of Cincinnati (Jon Lee), the University of Louisville (Andy Frey, Pam Ratcliffe, and Ally Rutledge), the Oregon Research Institute (John Seeley, Jason Small, and Ed Feil), and the University of Oregon (Hill Walker and Annemeike Golly).


Hill Walker is the senior author of the First Step to Success early intervention program, and served as the Principal Investigator, along with Dr. Frey on the Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences grant that supported this work. John Seeley, Annemeike Golly and Ed Feil served as co-investigators. Jason Small conducted the data analysis, and Ally Rutledge, Pam Ratcliff, and Dr. Lee served as coaches, and were also instrumental in developing the procedural manual for the First Step Classroom Check-Up.

Scott Caldwell, M.A.,

Is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and coordinates SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Suzanne Kaye, MSSW,

is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and since 1993 has worked as a certified K-12 School Social Worker in Wisconsin.

Roger Lakin

is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He works in East Leeds CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and has an MSc in Clinical Psychiatry and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy. Areas of interest include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, mood and anxiety disorders and the mental health of young offenders. Roger is a trainer of Specialist Trainees in Psychiatry and teaches medical students from Leeds University on Child Mental Health as part of their Paediatric training.

John Roberts

is an Independent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist specialising in chronic health conditions with young people. Latterly John worked at Plymouth University lecturing on the Improving Access in Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. He trains health and social care professionals nationally and internationally in mood disorders, motivational interviewing and the psychological management of chronic healthcare conditions.

Eleanor Thomas

is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist currently employed by The Together Trust, which is a childrenís charity. Her specialty is working with looked after children and the staff that provide their care in residential and foster settings. Her focus is upon specialist training, consultation and supervision to these staff and specialised therapeutic work with young people. She also works independently providing therapy to children and adults.

Geraldine Rowe

is an Educational Psychologist who specialises in the application of Glasserís Choice Theory to improve motivation, behaviour and engagement in schools. Having worked in Local Authorities as a Senior Educational Psychologist and Manager of a multi disciplinary Behaviour and Attendance Team, Geraldine now works as an EP as part of the Senior Leadership Team of The Jubilee Academy an alternative provision free school in Harrow, London. Geraldine is a Faculty Member of the William Glasser Institute.

Mawuli Amesu

is a qualified Social Work Manager, Trainer and an experienced practitioner using the solution focused brief therapy Motivational Interviewing approach. He regularly works in Education providing training in behaviour management and group work to improve behaviour and attainment.