Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction to Helping People Change
Duration 1 day
This one-day course introduces delegates to the basic theory and practical application of motivational interviewing, a person-centred, evidenced-based approach to helping people change.
Delegates will learn a useful model for understanding why people get 'stuck' in 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, helping people to uncover their own reasons to change and begin to take the necessary steps to make a start.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to:
Describe the key principles of the MI approachIdentify when MI might usefully be appliedUtilise 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 DVD skills demonstration.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Motivational interviewing (MI): definitions, key concepts, and basic principles
- The righting reflex and how to resist it
- Damaging behaviours and the cycle of change
- MI's 4 processes model of the journey toward change
- Practice skills sessions: using core 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.
Mental Health Awareness
Professional Boundaries and Good Practice
Record Keeping and Report Writing