Motivational Interviewing

2 day course, Maximum of 16 participants.

To develop knowledge, skills and confidence in using Motivational Interviewing to enable behaviour change in clients and groups.

You will gain understanding of the spirit and method of MI.

The two days offer practical experience in trying out this approach with opportunity to observe others practice and receive feedback on you practice sessions.

  • Who should attend

    Practitioners in the Substance Misuse Field / Social Care and Multi-agency teams / Health / Physical Activity staff

  • The two days will cover:

    • The core concepts of Motivational Interviewing
    • Core skills to guide conversations
    • Engaging clients, helping them focus on what is important to them, deepening their focus to look at how they are experiencing their issues and their desired changes and moving to planning to help change
    • Explore how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation interact and can complicate decision making and change commitment
    • Explore ambivalence and challenges in your working relationship with the client
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