This study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (K23MH073008 and 1R21MH082139; PI Nicolaidis) and the Kaiser Permanenete Community Fund- Northwest Health Foundation (grant #10571; PI Nicolaidis).
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Motivation (Psychology), Interviewing in mental health, Social work with African Americans, Family violence -- United States, African American families, Public health -- Research -- Citizen participation
This article focuses on design, training, and delivery of a culturally-tailored, multi-faceted intervention which used motivational interviewing (MI) and case management to reduce depression severity among African American survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). We present the details of the intervention and discuss its implementation as a means of creating and providing culturally appropriate depression and violence services to African American women. We used a CBPR approach to develop and evaluate the multi-faceted intervention. As part of the evaluation, we collected process measures about the use of MI, assessed MI fidelity, and interviewed participants about their experiences with the program.
Wahab, Stéphanie, Jammie Trimble, Angie Mejia, S. Renee Mitchell, Mary Jo Thomas, Vanessa Timmons, A. Star Waters, Dora Raymaker, and Christina Nicolaidis. "Motivational interviewing at the intersections of depression and intimate partner violence among African American women." Journal of evidence-based social work 11, no. 3 (2014): 291-303.