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The good, the bad and the vague: assessing emerging Conservative drug policy (2012)
Journal Article
Watson, J. (2013). The good, the bad and the vague: assessing emerging Conservative drug policy. Critical social policy : CSP, 33(2), (285-304). doi:10.1177/0261018312457861. ISSN 0261-0183

New Labour came to power promising to offer a new, evidence based approach towards drug policy. However, despite early promise, the latter years of the Labour government descended towards tabloid led criminal justice populism. During the same period,... Read More

Resistance is futile? Exploring the potential of motivational interviewing (2011)
Journal Article
Watson, J. (2011). Resistance is futile? Exploring the potential of motivational interviewing. Journal of social work practice, 25(4), (465-479). doi:10.1080/02650533.2011.626653. ISSN 0265-0533

Resistance to change is a common theme in practice and can often appear counter-productive. Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach that views resistance as a normal response to the ambivalence experienced in relation to change. To date,... Read More