Completed in 2009

Project Director: Pamela Alexander, Ph.D.

A collaboration with the HAVEN Program at Mass General Hospital for a proposal to train domestic violence advocates to use motivational interviewing with victims of partner violence.

Based on the success of using motivational interviewing with batterers to change their behavior and their views of the violence they perpetrated, a collaboration is underway with the HAVEN Program at Mass General Hospital for a proposal to train domestic violence advocates to use motivational interviewing with victims of partner violence. The goal of this study is to assess the effect of this intervention on trajectories of healthcare utilization.