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Societal addiction therapy: from motivational interviewing to Community Engaged Scenario Planning

Costanza, Robert; Atkins, Paul; Bolton, Mitzi; Cork, Steven; Grigg, Nicky; Kasser, Tim; Kubiszewski, Ida


Societies, like individuals, can become addicted to patterns of detrimental and unsustainable behavior. We can learn from one of the most successful therapies at the individual scale, motivational interviewing (MI). MI is based on engaging addicts in a positive discussion of their goals, motives, and futures. One analogy to MI at the societal level is community engaged scenario planning, which can engage entire communities in building consensus about preferred alternative futures via public...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.011


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