Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction to Helping People Change
Duration 1 day
Central Training's Motivational Interviewing course focuses on the basic theory and practical application of motivational interviewing, a person-centred, evidenced-based approach to helping people change. Candidates will be introduced to a useful model for understanding why people repeat unhealthy behaviour patterns and often resist efforts to motivate them to change. The course goes on to introduce some basic skills in talking with people about change and helping them to uncover their own motivation to change.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to:
Describe the key principles of the MI approachIdentify when MI might usefully be appliedDescribe some basic skills and strategies for helping people change
Methods of Delivery
This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and flip chart work as aids to the trainer's presentation. Delegates are encouraged to share their knowledge through group discussion, small group work and practical exercises. There will be a video skills demonstration.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Motivational interviewing (MI): definitions, key concepts, and basic principles
- MI as a conversational style
- The righting reflex and how to resist it
- When to use MI
- Why people get stuck in damaging behaviours
- MI's 4 processes model and the cycle of change
- The importance of the client-worker partnership
- Basic strategies and practical skills
Individuals and volunteers who wish to increase their ability to recognise where a client may be on the cycle of change and to develop strategies to facilitate change, avoid conflict and to engage clients in treatment.
There are no pre- training requirements for this course.
A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the course.
Cognitive Behavioural Theory
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Substance Misuse and Addiction