About the Author

Dr Cathy Atkinson is a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Educational Psychologist and is Curriculum Director of the Doctoral in Educational and Child Psychology Programme at the University of Manchester. Cathy has a long-standing interest in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and has completed both her masters and doctoral level research in this area. She has also published a number of articles about and resources for MI. Please see References for further details.

Other relevant publications by the author

Atkinson, C. (in press) Motivational Interviewing and the Model of Stages of Change.  In McNamara, E, (Ed) Motivational Interviewing: Further Applications with Children and Young People.  Ainsdale: PBM Publishing.

Atkinson, C. (2009) Promoting high school boys’ reading engagement and motivation: the role of the school psychologist in real world research.  School Psychology International, 30, 3, 237-254.

Atkinson, C., Bragg, J., Squires, G., Muscutt, J. & Wasilewski, D. (2011). Educational Psychologists and therapeutic interventions – preliminary findings from a UK-wide survey. Debate 140, September, 6-12.

Atkinson, C., Bragg, J., Squires, G., Wasilewski, D & Muscutt, J. (2012).  Educational Psychologists and therapeutic intervention: enabling effective practice.  Assessment and Development Matters, 4, 2, 22-25.

Atkinson, C., Corban, I & Templeton, J. (2011).  Educational psychologists’ use of therapeutic interventions: issues arising from two exploratory case studies.  Support for Learning, 26, 4, 160-167.

Atkinson, C., Squires, G., Bragg, J., Muscutt, J. & Wasilewski, D. (2013) Facilitators and barriers to the provision of therapeutic interventions by UK-based educational psychologists.  School Psychology International.  Available online, doi: 10.1177/0143034313485849.

Atkinson, C., Squires, G., Bragg, J., Wasilewski, D. & Muscutt, J. (2013) Effective delivery of therapeutic interventions: findings from four site visits.  Educational Psychology in Practice, 29, 1, 54-68, doi 10.1080/02667363.2012.748650.

Atkinson, C. and Woods, K. (2003) Motivational interviewing for student disaffection: a case example.  Educational Psychology in Practice, 19, 3, 49-64.

McNamara, E. and Atkinson, C. (2010) Engaging the reluctant with Motivational Interviewing.  Counselling Children and Young People, December, 15-21.

Yates, Y and Atkinson, C. (2011) Using Human Givens therapy to support the well-being of adolescents: a case example.  Pastoral Care in Education, 29, 1, 35-47.