Counselling Kenyan heroin users: Cross-cultural motivation?

TitleCounselling Kenyan heroin users: Cross-cultural motivation?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBeckerleg, S
JournalHealth Education
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Place PublishedUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0965-4283
Accession Number2009-19785-003. First Author & Affiliation: Beckerleg, Susan
KeywordsAdaptation, Counseling, Cross Cultural Counseling, cross cultural motivation, Heroin Addiction, Kenyan heroin users, motivational interviewing

The Omari Project has been working with heroin users in the Kenyan towns of Watamu, Malindi and Mombasa for the past five years. The paper reports on the piloting, adaptation and evaluation of motivational interviewing carried out with 20 heroin users living in coastal Kenya, a cultural context in which participatory approaches and counseling in general, and motivational interviewing in particular, are not familiar. The findings indicate that motivational interviewing was nevertheless acceptable and useful to the study participants. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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