Our writing aims to synthesize and integrate our learning from decades of work as clinicians and trainers. We offer readers practical ideas on how to initiate and guide change conversations, and translate research to practice in the form of journal articles, book chapters and practice guides. We describe our work with individuals, groups, communities and organizations. We write within our experience of conversations and relationships, transformed by the guiding communication style of Motivational Interviewing.


Jasiura, F., Urquhart, C. and Advisory Group. (2014). Support Group Practice Guide: Supporting Vulnerable Women and Families. Vancouver, BC: Change Talk Associates.

Jasiura, F., Hunt, W., Urquhart, C. (Dec, 2012). Integrating motivational interviewing and empowerment groups for women with addictions, in Motivational Interviewing in Groups, K. Ingersoll and C. Wagner editors. New York: Guilford Press.

Urquhart, C. & Jasiura, F. (2012). Collaborative Change Conversations: Integrating Trauma-informed Care and Motivational Interviewing with Women. In N. Poole & L. Greaves (Eds.), Becoming Trauma-Informed. Toronto: CAMH.

Urquhart, C., Jasiura, F., Poole, N., Nathoo, T., Greaves, L. (2012). Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Tobacco Intervention Guide. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

Emelyn-Jones, R., James, W., Urquhart, C. (2011).  Integrating motivational interviewing into social work practice, in Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice, M. Hohman, editor,  (pp. 127-147). New York: Guilford Press.

Poole, N., & Urquhart, C. (2010). Mothering and substance use: Approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment, Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol. 3). Vancouver, BC. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

Motivational Interviewing and Intimate Partner Violence Workgroup. (2010). Guiding as practice: Motivational interviewing and trauma-informed work with survivors of intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 1(1), 92-104.


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