How to Motivate Someone to Leave Voluntarily


In a letter to parliament dated 6 October 2015, State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff wrote: “By employing ‘motivational interviewing’ and building a working relationship, the motivation of the foreign national is influenced. [...] Using this methodology, the departure supervisor [of the Repatriation and Departure Service, RG] is shown how to balance most effectively making contact with the foreign national and exercising control and force in order to ensure their departure. [...] This method will be applied starting in 2016.” In the film How to Motivate Someone to Leave Voluntarily, a trainer in motivational interviewing, a director and two stage actors attempt to construct a realistic dialogue scene between ‘foreign national’ and departure supervisor, by combining an existing case with improvisation.


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