Date of Award


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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Masa Sato


Poverty remains a systemic issue in the 21st century. The research in this paper will define the barriers families’ face today accessing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. The evidence-based research on motivational interviewing (MI) will show why this practice is a strong fit when working with TANF recipients. MI has been used in various human service fields to assist individuals make positive changes in their lives.

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